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Old 02-25-2011, 07:25 AM   #1 
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Betta TRYING to eat....

but he just puts it in his mouth, chews, then spits it out. He is fed pellets, and I can see he totally likes them, but how can I make sure that he actually eats them?
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #2 
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the spitting out is making it smaller,

Soak em in tank water/garlic juice before feeding
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:05 AM   #3 
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Usually that means the pellets are too large for him to keep down. Some posters soak the pellets while others prefer to buy a different brand pellet that is smaller in diameter.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #4 
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I soak mine then after five or so minutes I feed them. I can split them using a toothpick that I use to feed them with and they are fine. Nine times out of ten the fish will bolt out of the water to snatch them before they have a chance to hit the surface and sink. Even so the snail and shrimp will dispatch any leftovers which are rare with my boys.
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My fish Batman is a little guy and I have to break the pellets in half.It seems to be the only way he can eat pellets, he seems to love flakes too, but I prefer pellets.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:28 PM   #6 
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or he could be bored with his diet. Try spicing it up a bit with some live brine shrimp, get the adults, my betta LOVES chasing them around the tank. Freeze dried blood worms are pretty good tooooo!
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