I got my new betta fish three days ago, and he doesn't eat. I've tried feeding him with regular betta food (the balls) and with bloodworms. Sometimes he swims up and sniffs the food, then swims away. If it sinks, he'll occasionally follow it down, stare at it sitting at the bottom, and then swim away. But most of the time, he just disregards the food entirely. What should i do??
What size is your tank? 5 gal
What temperature is your tank? anywhere between 76 and 82
Does your tank have a filter? nope
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? nope but i keep the room at 76-82 (i live in the tropics)
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? regular betta fish food (balls, not flakes) and bloodworms *though he does not eat anything, as mentioned above*
How often do you feed your betta fish? i've tried about a gazillion times in the last 3 days...he doesn't eat
How often do you perform a water change? twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? it has not, except he's kinda skinny
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he was lethargic when i first got him, but now he's swimming around and flaring at his table mates
When did you start noticing the symptoms? when i first tried to feed him
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? nope
Does your fish have any history of being ill? i dont think so
How old is your fish (approximately)? lady at petstore said he was a 'baby'
here's a pic of the little guy :)