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Old 07-18-2011, 11:00 PM   #1 
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Xanthos Wont Eat Pellets

Tried soaking them in garlic juice, he didnt care, bought a different brand, still hasnt touched them... He will eat the freeze dried blood worms though... So what should I feed him instead of pellets? :/ I guess he thinks he's too good for them. XD Oh and if you could be as specific as possible that'd be nice cause i'm still sort of new to the whole fish thing. Please and thanks. :3
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:57 PM   #2 
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I have no advice, my Venom was like that. He was fed freeze dried blood worms only at the pet store :( Could you try buying some frozen food? Bloodworms and Brine Shrimp are hard to pass up!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:00 AM   #3 
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But i've been told blood worms are just treats... how will he get a balanced diet on them? XP
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:02 AM   #4 
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Freeze dried bloodworms are treats, the frozen ones are ok. I would feed them and some brine shrimp until you can get him used to the pellets. But that's just me, I would soak the pellets in the thawed brine/bloodworm water so he will like the taste!
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I have a boy from a petstore where he was only fed bloodworms so he won't eat pellets either. You can feed him frozen bloodworms with some freeze-dried to break up the routine. Better he eats SOMETHING, even if it's a little unbalanced, than nothing. But I would also follow Pitluvs' advice and try soaking a pellet in the juice from thawed frozen bloodworms/brine shrimp.

Have you tried crushing his pellet up into a smaller piece, just in case he's not eating them because they're too big?

Also, good brands to try are Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets and New Life Spectrum Betta Formula. I know you can usually find the New Life at Petco but the Omega pellets are a little harder to find.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:33 AM   #6 
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ok. yes i've tried making them smaller. He doesnt even look at them. :P Alright thanks again for all your suggestions.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #7 
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If all else fails, it's okay to feed him frozen bloodworms for his food. It's a little unbalanced but it's more important that he eat something instead of nothing. I have a guy who was fed only bloodworms at the pet store so he won't eat pellets at all.
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