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Old 02-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #1 
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New thai betta won't eat?

One of my new girls from thailand is still refusing to eat and I'm getting super worried about her. She won't eat pellets, at first she would spit them out now she just ignors them, I tried freeze dried blood worms and she will take a little bite but doesn't eat much. I even tried the flakes that came with one of my petstore bettas but no luck, though I can't really blame her for that one.
I'm going to the pet store later to see what they have that might work.
Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:59 PM   #2 
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How long have you had her for? Sometimes it takes fish awhile to adjust and they just won't eat for a while, keep offering though and remove it if she doesn't take it after 5 minutes or so...
She's likely still just getting used to the new place after being shipped so far and everything.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:08 PM   #3 
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So me people soak their pellets in garlic juice to encourage picky eaters.
How long have you had her? She might still be in shock from the move... might only need some time.
My fish, no matter where they camo from, always go nuts for frozen bloodworms.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #4 
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Update, I got some frozen blood worms and she loves them, though I hope she will eat pellets sometime, I will defs try the garlic juice, thanks! I've only had her since friday so I know she is still getting used to everything.
She is still spitting the pellets out but at least she is eating something :)
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:27 AM   #5 
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You might consider contacting the person where you purchased your Betta and find out what her diet was in her native country prior to being shipped to you. Also, I have found that New Life Spectrum foods can turn a picky eater into a ravenous one. I use the Betta Formula pellets and also the Garlic Flakes as part of my guys diet and he goes crazy over both. Just another option for you to consider.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:03 AM   #6 
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I offer mine pellets and frozen bloodworms at every meal, first the worms and them the pellets.
They have never complained about wanting just worms
I'm glad she got something in her belly, finally!
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