I just got 2 new beauties of Aquabid on wednesday. They were shipped from Thailand on Tuesday and I picked them up hours from being retrieved from the airport wednesday early evening.
I very slowly acclimated them even though my water was fairly close in ph to their water (7.4 and 7.0 respectively). And as per the instructions on this site http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/se.../acclimate.htm
I made sure not to dump the aquarium water in. But my nets that I purchased were too small and I had to scoop them out with my hands, but I had their cups in the water so they half jumped in the tank.
Now they seemed rather scared of me (which none of my fish ever have been) and won't eat NLS Thera A, NLS Betta pellets, Omega Betta Buffet flakes or anything else I put in there. They seem uninterested in food, not going to the top of the tank and not even trying the food and spitting it out.
I have seachem's garlic to soak them if necessary but haven't tried them yet. I would rather not go to live foods because of parasites, or frozen due to the mess they create. But I will if necessary.
Is this normal? Should I not be concerned? I got Floyd from Aquabid (the same breeder I got one of these from) and he was eating any pellet after 24 hours voraciously.
They are both in gently filtered, 5.5 gallon long, heated (80F) quarantine tanks. Because they are QT tanks there is very little in them, but I have 2 mug caves for decor.
Thanks for any replies!