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Old 10-29-2010, 04:44 PM   #1 
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Unhappy My fish won't eat

My fish hasn't eaten in three days. Is this normal? He's been swimming normally. I think he looks thinner too... but I'm not sure of this. Please help me out. This is my first beta, and I'm not sure what to do. Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #2 
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How long have you had him? Some fish don't eat for the first few days after you get them. It may be helpful to soak his food in a little tank water before feeding, it helps release the smell of the food into the water and makes the food more appetizing. If he keeps refusing to eat for a week or so, you might want to treat him for internal parasites--they're quite common and easily cured with dissolving tablets with the ingredients metronidazole and praziquantel, and it can cause loss of appetite.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #3 
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I've had my fish for the past two days and he hasn't ate anything yet either. I assumed this was normal, just give him a little more time.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:50 PM   #4 
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My guy refused Betta balls, bloodworms, and Betta flakes for TWO WEEKS after I got him- finally consented to eat freeze dried brine shrimp and to this day (and other than tiny live insects I catch for him) that's all he'll eat... just gives me a dirty look I swear and swims away, lol... finnicky little booger

If you've had him for a while and he's stopped eating that's probably another matter but then you say he's behaving normally otherwise?
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