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Old 05-26-2010, 07:49 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Betta having a hard time eating

My betta Terrance is having a very hard time eating his pellets. Now Mellow on the other hand can't get enough.So what can I do to help him?
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #2 
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Do you pre-soak them? Are they too big? Is this a new thing with him?
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:30 AM   #3 
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What exactly do you mean having trouble? Are they too big? What type of pellets are you using?? I know some out there are ridiculously big! The 2 smallest ones I've found are Hikari Betta Bio-Gold and Topfin Color enhancing betta pellets, the topfin can even be eaten by the really tiny females petstores sometimes sell!
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I mean that he eats it then he spits it out.I do use Hikari betta bio-gold I haven't tried the Topfin ones.Could he just be picky? No I don't presoak them.

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He's acting find just having a hard time eating
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #6 
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Is this new behavior? Does he eat them after he spits them out?

I would try a different pellet & see if that helps. It's good to give them a variety of pellets anyway.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #8 
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I don't think its new he always ate oddly.What other food should I try? I have bloodworms should I try some?
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:41 PM   #9 
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I put a bloodworm in and he looked at and swam away then came back.He didn't eat it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My last betta did that the first time I tried blood worms. He would come right up to my hand so I put some on my finger & he came right up & ate them!

I just got a CT & so far he isn't thrilled the either of the foods - Aqueon & Hikari. He spits them out & then will eat one or 2.

It doesn't look like they are too big for him although he is smaller than my last betta.

I don't want to try blood worms yet as I'm afraid he'll like them too much & then really won't like the pellets.

Sort of like my dog & her treats - she'd much rather have a treat than regular dog food!!

I'll try soaking them & see if that helps.
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