Speck, the little HM boy I brought home not too long ago, has become very finicky about what foods he'll eat. On the other hand, Boo (the betta I was babysitting) will eat anything and everything.
Someone mentioned in my thread introducing Speck that he looked like a baby. I wouldn't be surprised because of how small he is (a little over an inch, max). If this is the case, could his age and size be determining what he has preference for?
I currently have two foods by Tetra, TetraBetta floating mini pellets and BettaMin Tropical Crisps (not sure what the difference between a flake and a crisp is, they look the same to me). I also have a little container of freeze dried blood worms, which are all he will eat, and not even 100% of the time.
I have tried breaking the "mini" pellets, thinking that he refuses them because they are simply too large. However, he'll get the pellet piece into his mouth, hold it there, and then spit it out in a cloud of tiny pieces that soil his water. His behavior is the same with the "crisps", even though I try to pinch them up in my fingers so they are tiny enough.
When it comes to the freeze dried worms, I have to break those at least once for him to even consider them. Occasionally, however, he will repeat the same spitting behavior, resulting in the soggy piece of worm sinking to the bottom.
What to do with the finicky little fish?