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Old 12-23-2010, 08:26 PM   #1 
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Betta still won't eat after 2 1/2 weeks.

Me again...Still having trouble getting my little guy to eat or even be interested in food. It has been 2 1/2 weeks and I don't know how much longer he can go. He is very very tiny compared to how he was and barely swims around. I have done everything I know I could do. I got him a new tank, heater, everything! The test strips all come out normal and the temperature is fine. I just don't know what to do anymore and it's really stressing me out. I just want him to be okay it's killing me seeing him suffer!! Please if anyone has tips on what I can do differently I would soo greatly appreciate it.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:29 PM   #2 
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Im sorry about your little guy..
But is he trying to eat and just spits it right back out..?
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He doesn't even try to eat. I put food in there and I know he see's it he just has no interest and I know he must be starving! He just sits at the top of the tank or at the bottom.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:34 PM   #4 
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How big is your tank..? And how often do you do water changes?
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I just moved him from a 1 gallon with no heater to a 5 gallon with a heater and a filter. He was living in the 1 gallon with no heater for a long time so I'm thinking that is what got him sick plus I didn't do water changes very often because I had no idea you had to do it daily.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:45 PM   #6 
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How often do you so water changes in his current tank..?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #7 
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I haven't done any water changes yet but I was told to do like 25% water change once a week from people at petsmart.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:31 PM   #8 
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have you tried different types of foods?
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:36 PM   #9 
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Yeah once Drax tasted Pellets he NEVER touches the flakes now... so I gave up on those.

Apparently I read that if you soak the food in 'Garlic Oil' it will get them hungrier...
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:51 PM   #10 
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I would try Hikari micro pellets since he's tiny. Maybe he'll eat those.
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