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Old 10-13-2015, 09:34 PM   #1 
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Betta Not Eating Pellets


Ever since I fed my new betta peas, he stop eating pellets. He puts the pellets into his mouth, but spits it back out. The only way I can get him to eat the pellets is to cover it with a little pea. Is there any ways to get him to eat pellets again? Peas do not provide the correct nutrients for bettas, so I'm really worried.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:49 PM   #2 
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Is there any ways to get him to eat pellets again?
There sure is.
Do not put pea on the pellet simple as that. Offer him a pellet only 1 if he eats it good, If not too bad he gets nothing for 24 hours, After 24 hours offer him a pellet, If he eats it good if not, Give him nothing for another 24 hours. After 3 or 4 days of this he will eat pellets again.

Do not worry your fish will not starve or come to any harm.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:06 PM   #3 
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Nick is exactly right. It's tough love. Don't eat the pellet? too bad, nothing until tomorrow.
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:33 AM   #4 
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If it's at all comforting, I've had bettas skip eating for a week and be just fine. A little tough love isn't going to kill him.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:17 PM   #5 
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Thank you! Koji start eating again. I'm so relieved. :)
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