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Old 02-21-2011, 07:20 PM   #1 
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Betta will eat blood worms and Hikari Daphnia

1 of my new females will only eat blood worms the hikari daphnia(which is like powder) but ill not eat anything else. She is my only survivor from the 2 I gat at petsmart and I don't want her to not eat and starve.

What should I try I have bother Hikari bio-gold and aqueon betta pellets and she will spit them both out after trying to eat them but she gos crazy when I give her blood worms
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #2 
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Offer the pellets twice a day and remove them if she doesn't eat. Stop feeding the other things...she'll eat when she is hungry enough. A few days of fasting won't hurt.

Just don't give in!!

You could also try soaking the pellets before offering them to her.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #3 
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WOW - does she have YOU trained!!! LOL!!!

As Cravenne said - stop feeding those and offer ONLY the pellets. She'll eat them once she gets hungry enough. Once she is 100% established on the pellets (a couple weeks maybe?) you can give her the other foods once or twice a week as a treat.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:13 PM   #4 
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You could try mixing pellets with the bloodworms and see if she'll eat them.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #5 
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A healthy betta could techinically go a month without food and be fine. Don't worry if she refuses to eat for a few days or even weeks. My betta had not accepted pellets since I got him, so I fasted him a day or two, and now he's eating them just fine.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:22 PM   #6 
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My boy was picky the first two weeks as well. Only touched bloodworms. Now? Well let's say he devours flakes, plankton, daphnia, brine shrimp and pellets. Even gave him a live spider I found in our room, he loved those.
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