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Old 09-08-2011, 04:52 PM   #1 
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Picky Eater

Hello everyone,

So, a few days ago I posted that I got a new betta and that he was refusing to eat. Well, up until today he was doing so. But, today I got him to eat some blood-worms I picked up from the store. At first he didn't care i threw them in the tank but once i started moving them around with the tip of a pencil he gained interest and now loves them. (he will wait in the area i threw in the worms for up to 10 minutes after i do so...i think he wants a few more )

However, i tried tricking him and threw in a couple pellets with the worms hoping he would eat them. Unfortunately he is still ignoring those.

So...my question is...what do I do since he is being a picky eater? Continue to try and give him pellets on occasion or just replace blood worms for his everyday meal? (i heard this can be a problem with his health down the line...nutrients, etc.)

P.S. my gf's betta who lives in the bowl next door is eating anything i throw in.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:12 PM   #2 
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Have you tried soaking the pellets in garlic juice? Bettas are supposed to really like that. Or you could try soaking the pellets in the juice from the bloodworms if you're using thawed ones.
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hmm ok. ill give that a try.
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