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Old 03-24-2010, 03:42 PM   #1 
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Talking Eating!!

Ed is finally eating! I'm so excited. After four weeks he has finally decided that he's hungry enough to eat the food. However, this is raising a few other questions for me...
First, I noticed he flares sometimes when he's attacking the flakes that I put in. Is this normal? It looks really cool when he does it, but I'm hoping he's not just angry at me for giving him something he doesn't like haha
Also, today I put a pinch in, and he ate it all right away. So I put a little bit more in, and he ate all of that, and it looked like he was still searching for more. Is there such a thing as over-feeding him? Should I just give him that one pinch and then that's it?

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Old 03-24-2010, 03:51 PM   #2 
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In my experience, fish tummies have NO off switch. His tummy is the size of his eye, so don't feed him more then an eyeball's worth. That's probably a small pinch or two.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #3 
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4 weeks? Wow what a trooper. I guess that made the person wrong that told me a betta can last for about 2 weeks w/o food. I had a stubborn betta that would go days without eating. So I added blood worms into his diet and started eating more often :)
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:21 PM   #4 
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4 weeks! That's amazing. And yup, their stomach is about the size of their eye and I know my bettas could eat the whloe container in one go, haha. Good to hear :)
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:29 PM   #5 
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Nice! (:
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:23 PM   #6 
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Thanks everyone

Has anyone seen anything like the flaring he does? I've never seen that before. Is it normal?
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:50 PM   #7 
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It's beyond normal, hahaha.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:58 PM   #8 
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I had a betta who flared at brine shrimp the first few times I gave it to him, but he stopped after he realized it was food. :P
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #9 
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My CT (Crowntail) won't eat his food alot .... I don't think he has been eating , but , I have these little stick things as his food . His tank is cylinder shaped and all his food floats . And is it normal for him 2 be staying in one spot for like a longer period of time ?????????
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #10 
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OMG!!! Yesterday it was Dragon's first day home and he DEMOLISHED his food!! He ate it like crazy!! LOL!!
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