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Old 01-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #1 
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I am at a loss as to what to feed him..

Koi is being extremely picky! I have tried top fin pellets, betta flakes, freeze dried blood worms. He ate some flakes, but he doesn't eat that much. I am not sure what else to feed him! If he gets hungry enough will he just start to eat? I have one more pellet I can try but he just ignores most of the food I put in there. Any suggestions? I got him on the 17th of last month. He was in a 1g for a few days, and thursday? he was put in the 10g. He seems perfectly healthy other than not eating much. He also seems just a little stressed, could he still be just getting used to his new home? I have never had a problem with this...
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #2 
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I dont like the flakes or the freeze dried blodworms ( they can cause bloat sometimes). I would try frozen food next sometimes a little "fresh" food can entice them to eat mine love the frozen bloodworms also garlic juice soaked food I have heard helps entice appetite.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #3 
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I'd say he is just getting used to his new environment. Some fish take longer than others. I would withhold food for a few days 2-3. (I know, it's hard.) I'm with you tho on fish that won't eat. I'm trying to switch my guys to NLS. All but one switched like magic. The one holdout looked at the new pellets and then promptly turned his nose up. Grr. No food for a few days.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #4 
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It can take bettas a week or so to fully adjust to a new home. If all else fails, try to get hold of live food. If your local shops don't sell it, any still pond (the more stagnant the better) should have mosquito larva wriggling around under the surface, which make extremely tempting betta treats.

If he is stressed by the space, try packing it full of plants or decorations to give him heaps of hiding spots, then slowly remove them til you are happy with it. :) Dense planting makes for happy bettas.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #5 
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Okay, no food for a few days. He has 3 plants and a bridge I will try adding a few more plants, but was running out of room, but will give it a shot as he does seem to like hiding, and maybe once I get more cash I will buy him a betta log to hide in. if he won't eat after a few more days I will see about getting some live stuff! Thanks!
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