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Old 01-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #1 
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Question betta fish questions.

i adopted my first betta from walmart yesterday and hes now in a 4 gallon tank. i just have a few questions..

i tryed to feed him this morning and he munched on it a bit and then spit it out.. he isnt hungry or doesnt like the food? ( i have aqueon betta food daily nutrition small beed like)

he seems to be a big lazy atm is this normal because of new environment? he mainly just chills in some spots but every now and then i see him swim around.

i think im just being paranoid since its known for fish to behave like this in a new environment just want some opinions.
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2-10I tetra internal filter. i have it set up so there is high current
water temp 76-77

he is perfectly healthy aswell. no spots,clear eyes etc.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:11 PM   #2 
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He sounds like he's just getting used to his new home. However, bettas like very little to no water current so I suggest turning the filter down or baffling it until there's very little movement. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 
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yea i have the filter so theres no movement what so ever.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #4 
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Welcome to the forum, connerstunt. Your betta may be adjusting to his new home, as badjer said. New bettas sometimes are reluctant to eat for a few days or even a week. One thing you can try is crushing the pellets into smaller pieces and seeing if that makes it easier for your guy to eat.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:18 PM   #5 
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Yeah my Betta is new too Connerstunt and he's not eating yet either.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #6 
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I have one who won't eat. It's normal but annoying though it sounds as if the pellet may be a little to big. So either crush it up like said above or try a smaller pellet.
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