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Old 02-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #1 
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My new young betta doesn't want to eat..

I just recently got a new male crowntail betta. I've never gotten a betta this young, because all of the other bettas I've bought were just about fully grown. This is a little guy. He swims around and seems happy but when I feed him, he doesn't seem interested at all. I tried flakes and pellet food, he doesn't want either of it. I've had him for 2 days now.. is this just him getting used to his surroundings or should I be worried? Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:43 AM   #2 
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he might just be adjusting, but since he is young he might not be able to swallow large pellets yet. Try a smaller kind
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:48 AM   #3 
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Try moving the tank to a different area if he keeps it up thats how I got my male VT to eat. But, he's not young he was abused by the past owner!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:51 AM   #4 
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Tried freeze dried blood worms. My young girl would only eat those for a little while.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:58 AM   #5 
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He's probably adjusting to his new home. I've used Hikari micro pellets for some of my fish that were very small.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #6 
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Ok, thanks! Good ideas. I'm gonna try out the smaller pellets and move her tank. If that doesn't work, then I'll go to the blood worms.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:02 PM   #7 
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sounds good!
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:42 PM   #8 
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I wouldn't move her tank just yet. I can take some fish up to a week to feel comfortable enough to start eating.. just try the smaller pellets and some patience :)
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:23 AM   #9 
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Mine didn't eat for a few days.
As has been said, this may be normal.

Some of those 'pellets' are quite bit, even my fish has trouble with the big ones sometimes and spits them up.
I always weed out the small ones and give those to him, or break the big ones in two. He's adult too.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:21 AM   #10 
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If you can't find smaller pellets, you can just crush the ones you already have.That's what I do for my smaller girls.
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