So I've had my guy in my room for the past three days, and owned him for a total of four or five days. He wouldn't eat when I first moved him to my room, and I assumed that he wasn't hungry since he apparently ate my friend's snail.
I've been dropping a couple of pellets in his tank twice a day for the last couple of days, but he was still rooting around and acting hungry. Just a few hours ago, I put in a couple pellets for his dinner. I came back from dealing with an issue on my floor that involved the police (I'm an RA), and he still hadn't eaten the pellets so I scooped them out. I noticed he was acting famished and rooting around in the stones.
So I dropped in a few flakes and he went NUTS. Zipped around the tank eating every piece he could get. I know pellets are preferred for a healthy diet, but he obviously doesn't like them. In this case, would it be okay to feed with flakes and supplement him with something else?
The pellets I was feeding him was the only one available at PetCo, Wardley's Betta Food. The flakes I just gave him is BettaMin Tropical Medley (has brine shrimp in it too). He's in a filtered 3 gallon tank with an air pump and several silk plants, if that helps anything.