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Old 12-14-2011, 09:32 PM   #21 
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Glad he's eating. Looks like stress was playing a big role this time. Always hard to determine the exact cause of a betta not eating. They can't really tell us "This is gross! ><" or "Hey! I'm stressed out here. Do something. Help me." Happy to hear he is eating his food.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:15 PM   #22 
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Jinxed myself!!!

Well, it looks like I jinxed myself by proudly announcing that Starburst was eating. Since then, he's back to eat/spit out/repeat. He's a stubborn/picky little guy. But I think he must be eating some of it, because it's been over a week now, and he's still one of the most active bettas I've ever seen! I've still got his bowl front covered to reduce startling, but he peeks around the side when he sees me, as if begging for food (which he then spits out). Oh, well, I guess I'll just keep doing frequent water changes (for the uneaten food at the bottom) and assuming he's eating something. It's just such a contrast to my other 4 little piggy bettas :)
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #23 
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Is there a lot of cover, or at least some sort of cave or plants he can hide behind? He might not feel secure, maybe he just ate because he was hungry. Try adding some more plants
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #24 
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Things are looking up! (And so is the fish)

Well, clearly Starburst (or "Bursty" as my 6 y.o. named him) is eating once in a while. He still spits out sometimes, but he's keeping some in. Not a lot, but better than the nothing he ate for the first week. I like the suggestion of adding more live plants, just haven't had time to go back to the pet store, but I'll do that. For now I'm still keeping the front of the bowl covered, that seems to help. I also bumped the water temp up, hopefully that will help him relax & be more comfortable. Thanks, everyone, for your support and suggestions.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #25 
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Archie

Yes Archie is my fishes name he is a male betta crown tale when i fist got him i spoiled him with blood worms He would go for a week Wanting to just eat blood worms. He Will eat Flakes now. And every time i try to feed him pellets he spits them out and to lets it fall to the bottom i prefer feeding him pellets as i read the flakes can give him swim bladder disease. Don't keep changing his diet yes it can confuse him a little. Just give Him the same fish food until he eat them... And give him blood worms once every 2 weeks. (:
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