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Old 03-09-2011, 01:33 AM   #1 
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Question Update on Lily!!! Need advice

Hey guys! As you all know Lily hasn't eaten since i brought her home about two weeks ago, and today I sat down with her for a good two hours trying to get her to eat, I tried pellets by themselves and then tried pellets soaked in garlic.

The pellet soaked in garlic after a couple of tries she actually went a bit one pellet and tried to eat it but it was too big and she gave up, I tried to feed her smaller garlic soaked pellets but she wasn't interested any longer...

Then I tried feeding her a tiny bit of pea that had been suggested to me on one of my other threads and I got soooooooo excited because she actually ate it! She swallowed it then spit it back up then ate it again and kept it down, and this is the first thing she's eaten...however now I'm not sure on what to do next...should i give her another tiny piece of pea? or try later with a smaller garlic soaked pellet?
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:48 AM   #2 
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Im kinda going thru what u are right now, just wanna wish you GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BETTA!
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:49 AM   #3 
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Thank you!! I wish you luck with your betta! Hopefully he/she will eat soon! =)
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:07 AM   #4 
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Id try the pea again if shes going to keep it down, have you tried crushing the pellets up a little?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:12 AM   #5 
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I did and she just ignored the crushed one even the one i had soaked and i cut it into a tiny piece. she only made an attempt to eat the pellet she couldn't swallow and then gave up :(

For how long should i give her the pea?
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:18 AM   #6 
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i suppose if shes eating it and wont eat anything else i suppose its good shes eating something. i would try maybe smooshing pea and pellet together to see if its the flavour?
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hmmm, I could try that...I might try garlic soaked pellets a different day since she did try to eat that today..

I'm so happy that she finally ate something I was feeling so disheartened and noticed that she was trying to eat her gravel!
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:25 AM   #8 
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-smiles- betta's are finicky lol ive not yet had a picky eater, dastan did not eat for three days but then started eating cause hes a pig :)
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lol you're lucky! Its stressful having a picky eater! I come home everyday to check if she's still alive lol! I gave her another piece of pea with a pellet smooshed in the pea mush and she ate the pea..pellet was sadly left behind :( theres always tomorrow I guess to try again..
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well at least shes eating something :)
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