Thanks. I tried soaking his pellets in Garlic juice. Nothing happened. He is showing quite a bit of personality now, though. He likes to swim, in spite of his tail, he's easily startled, loves his cup cave, and flares a lot. He's cute.
When I first got Mandala, for a few weeks he was the most boring fish I ever had. But now he is one of my favorites, just took him longer to come out of his shell.
Also, in another veiw point. I have had Stahl for about a month. He has a very 'blah' personality. He swims very slow and does not dance or make bubbles. He is also very easily stressed. He gets a stress stripe everytime I clean his tank. But that is just him. I put him in a 15 gal all to himself recently and he is swimming around a bit more.
But I have begun to love him for his uniqueness, he may be considered more boring than my others but it makes him stand out.
Sorry, that was really long. :)
Yeah. I'm going to crush up shrimp, garlic, and blanched spinach and freeze it. That's what OldFishLady does. She makes her own food. I might as well. It's not like it will get used up quickly, so it's cheap. I might as well stick with what works.
My HM Dahli has the most amazing personality ever he doenst seem hindered by his tail at all. It also took him a few days, but I had a HMPK that was the most boring betta ever just sat there all day I ended up giving him to another person for a community tank where he is happy but i think sometimes betta just have personalities of rocks.