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Old 01-23-2010, 10:04 PM   #1 
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Stuborn Betta!

Well its been almost a month since i bought my new CrownTail. His scar on his side is slowly improving, but improving. At first he wouldnt be too active, he would just sit on top and mope around. Now he moves around more often staring at the female next door.

Ever since i got him, he was never really interested in eating pellets. Once he didnt eat for almost a whole week. So I started feeding him blood worms now and then but would still give him pellets (which he wouldnt eat). Now he wont even look at the pellets . ALL HE WANTS IS BLOOD WORMS!!!

Is he being stuborn/picky?

And what happens if thats all he wants too eat?

I know bettas need a good diet and should not always eat blood worms and those shrimp things. Is there any other alternative to eating pellets? Flakes?
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #2 
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You just gotta keep offering him pellets. Eventually, he'll eat them. My Joshy was really stubborn like that, and I kept giving him pellets and he eats them now. I just give bloodworms as a once a week treat.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:32 PM   #3 
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I guess I'll have to keep trying. =/
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #4 
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I know how ya feel. Mine did the same thing. Stubborn little guy
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:57 PM   #5 
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Bettas can survive several weeks without eating :P So don't worry! Just keep offering him pellets.

Are you pre-soaking them before feeding them to him? I know some bettas don't like the fact they're kind of hard (although you should still pre-soak them cause if you don't, it could cause constipation). What I used to do when my bettas wouldn't eat pellets is when I dropped the pellets in, I'd blow across the surface of the water to move them around to simulate moving prey. xD They always take a nibble or two and eventually they just got hungry enough to eat them :3

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:36 PM   #6 
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That's a good idea, Mandy. :P
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:38 PM   #7 
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Bettas can survive several weeks without eating :P So don't worry! Just keep offering him pellets.

Are you pre-soaking them before feeding them to him? I know some bettas don't like the fact they're kind of hard (although you should still pre-soak them cause if you don't, it could cause constipation). What I used to do when my bettas wouldn't eat pellets is when I dropped the pellets in, I'd blow across the surface of the water to move them around to simulate moving prey. xD They always take a nibble or two and eventually they just got hungry enough to eat them :3

I never thought about that. That is a good idea. Thanks!
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