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Old 09-15-2011, 09:42 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Need help feeding

I bought Artemis on Saturday and I moved him into his tank on Sunday. He didn't eat when I tried to feed him but he wouldn't eat. I figured he was just getting used to his tank and would be fine. Days later he still isn't eating. He'll swimming up to the pellet and look at it and swim away. Some times he'll nip it and then eat it but spit it out. I went and got some flakes to see if he would eat those, but it's the same thing. I also tried a freeze dried blood worm but he spit that out too.
I use Aqueon betta food pellets and the omega one betta buffet flakes.
Artemis is swimming around and acting naturally, and I know that betta are ok without food for a couple of days, but I'm a little worried.
What do you guys think I should do?
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #2 
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If you can, soak the pellets in garlic juice, it becomes more appetising to them :)

Also, if you can locate pellets called Hikari, I find them to be excellent and it may be more tasty to him perhaps?

Good name by the way, friend's cat was named Artemis, until she found out it was a girl. Told her so, was called Artia from then on hehe.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:19 AM   #3 
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Thanks, Banicks, I'll try that as soon as I can. Are there any other ways to get him to eat? Preferably that isn't very expensive. =)
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:22 AM   #4 
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Artemis is the greek goddess of the hunt.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #5 
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When I saw Artemis on the shelf I thought of the cat, Artemis, from Sailor Moon because they're both white, so that's what I named him.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:31 AM   #6 
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She's also associated with the moon, which is why the cat is named that in Sailor Moon.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:32 AM   #7 
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quyllur - Yes, that's correct.

Does anyone have any other suggestions to get my little guy to eat? =/
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:39 AM   #8 
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Have you noticed any waste at the bottom of your tank? He might be constipated.

Or have you tried frozen blood worms?
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I have seen some waste, so I don't think it's that. I haven't tried the frozen blood worms.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #10 
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They love those blood worms =) Might be good to try some, after all it is their staple food in the wild, so it would be good to add them to their diet anyway. :)
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