It seems something is always going on with my Bettas. My beautiful new boy Ares won't eat. I have had him for almost two weeks and he hasn't eaten anything. He tries to eat, spits it out, then repeats the process one or two more times before letting the food sink to the bottom. I have tried feeding him pellets, freeze dried bloodworms, and even flakes. I have soaked his food, crushed it, soaked then crushed, nothing seems to work. A guy at my lfs told me that if I put a live plant in there, he will eat the roots and that will build up his appetite enough to eat real food. I don't know if this is true though, as my other Betta never touched his plants roots. He probably needs to eat something though, so does anyone have any advice?