I am a fairly new betta owner, and I will admit that I have not always given my fish the best quality of life. I bought the little guy (Dave, a handsome little delta tail) on impulse, taking the advice of a petsmart employee that he would do great in a 1/2 gallon kept at room temp. (Not blaming the employee for my ignorance, I should have done my research first.)
Upon finding this forum and the wealth of information available, I bought him a new 2.5 gallon tank and a 10w heater. He seems to be doing MUCH better! His colors are brighter and his personality is really starting to show.
I also purchased some frozen bloodworms after learning that he needs a variety in his diet. Problem is, he won't touch them. I tried hand feeding several to him, and he just nibbles at it and then spits it out. I've also tried freeze dried bloodworms and flakes. He won't touch those either. The only thing he seems interested in is the original pellets I bought for him. It's labeled "Aqueon Betta Food" and reads 38% protein on the label. Is it healthy to only feed him these? Is there a better brand that anyone would recommend? I want whats best for my little betta, and any advice would be helpful!