Has anyone ever used an automatic feeder? if so, can someone suggest a feeder. I figured out why my little man is eating his tail. If I am late on feeding him, he goes to town on his tail. He loves his new home though! :) And that has helped some.
Betta not eating...He's very active and flaring but for the past two days he won't eat! He begs for food...I put the food in...He stares at it...swims away...3 minutes later I remove the food! gahh! I alternate between freeze dried blood worms, and betta pellets. He is in a 2.5 gallon tank. Temp is at 76 degrees (Heater doesn't adjust), tank is filtered, Last water change was yesterday when I did a 25% and I did a 50% 3 days ago. I did move the tank, so maybe hes just stressed? He is driving me crazy, because he won't stop begging for food and then he just ignores it!
Neil: if your tank is in a dim or dark corner of your house, and you turn on a light directly over the top of the tank, some walls will become reflective/like a mirror. Try making sure the tank is in a well lit area before you turn on the tank light :D
Jesstaner, do you pre-soak your pellets? Keep at it, and offer food. He'll eat when he's hungry.
Neil, indirect lighting is fine :) the film on the surface is a modge-podge microorganisms growing. You can get rid of it by increasing surface movement, by scooping it out with a cup, or by putting a top on your tank. A mixture of all three works best :) Also, thanks for the compliment. And, yes they do have teeth. proprtionately compared to a shark, they have a larger teeth to body size ratio.
eengland: as for automatic feeders, I have heard nothing but bad of them. Apparently a lot of them are poor quality and malfunction.