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Old 03-09-2011, 12:23 AM   #1 
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Should I be concerned???

I got 2 new bettas yesterday. "king" is in a 1.5 gallon tank, and seems happy. he eats daily. But "sonic" is in a 3 gallon tank. He usually stays on the top of the tank, or the bottom, and he hasnt ate. He sees the food but dont eat!!
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:32 AM   #2 
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Sometimes, when they're in a new place, bettas get stressed and won't eat. Remember to not over feed the other and to remove uneaten food.
If the tank isn't heated or isn't around 76_82' f they will often be sluggish and very uncomfortable.

make sure that the 1.5 gets enough water changes frequently!!
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:35 AM   #3 
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This happened to leroy when I got him. I started to wonder if he was blind. See, I had had him for two months and never seen him eat a single thing. I got more food choices for them and mixed it. Blood worms and pellets and frozen brine shrimp. He loved the brine shrimp, so he loved the pellets & worms covered in shrimps. Finally, he just started eating normally. :D
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Is it really bad to keep uneaten food in tank? There is probably 10 tiny pellets that sank while trying to feed sonic.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:53 AM   #5 
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I would remove the uneaten pellets...I read somewhere else on the forum that having uneaten food left in for too long produces ammonia which is harmful to your betta...or somewhere along those lines, perhaps other more experienced betta owners can give a more accurate reason, but I just know its not good to leave uneaten food in the tank..
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #6 
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Yes, remove them. Eventually he will eat when hungry enough.
Make sure the water is warm enough and conditioned, and that you are making at least a 50% water change every other our every two days with a 100% change not long after, if un filtered.
If his water is not changed and not warm, he certainly isn't going to want food. Its like if you lived in your bathroom with a toilet that won't flush and its really cold with no coat...
food isn't the first thing you would want...lol
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Nice description PewPewPew! *lol*
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:56 PM   #8 
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I got 2 new bettas yesterday. "king" is in a 1.5 gallon tank, and seems happy. he eats daily. But "sonic" is in a 3 gallon tank. He usually stays on the top of the tank, or the bottom, and he hasnt ate. He sees the food but dont eat!!
Did you make sure to get them heaters?
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