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Old 11-24-2007, 05:50 PM   #1 
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Ah..my betta fish ate the pellet but spit it out whats wrong

HELP.. my betta fish ate the pellet i put in his tank but after chewing food it spit the food out. it ate the pellet the first time i gave him some :(
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #2 
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HELP.. my betta fish ate the pellet i put in his tank but after chewing food it spit the food out. it ate the pellet the first time i gave him some :(
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My guess is it is trying to soften the pellet by continuously chewing and spitting them. What other foods have you tried so far? Some frozen stuffs like bloodworms are greatly relished but do not overfeed them with it or risk having the betta suffered bloat which is hard to treat.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:10 PM   #3 
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I would try feeding the pellets for some time,
Bettas are finnecky eaters.
Sometimes it takes them weeks to get used to food.

I would also ask the pet store what they feed their Bettas.
You can buy that food, since your Betta would;ve been used to it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:46 PM   #4 
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My Betta does this also. Now I pretty much just feed tropical crisps and he just chomps away at them.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:27 PM   #5 
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my betas do the same thing
but i guess they;re just not hungry at that point
they eventualy eat when they're hungry tho...
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #6 
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i rarely feed my betta the pellets. he eats only the finest frozen bloodworms :D
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:57 AM   #7 
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i rarely feed my betta the pellets. he eats only the finest frozen bloodworms :D
Be careful not to feed bloodworms too often because bettas are prone to bloat and constipation, which bloodworms can often cause.
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:12 PM   #8 
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i rarely feed my betta the pellets. he eats only the finest frozen bloodworms :D
Be careful not to feed bloodworms too often because bettas are prone to bloat and constipation, which bloodworms can often cause.
really?? i had no idea, he hasnt ever been bloated because theres no stress on him i think. its only him in his 2.5 ( i think i want to move him to a 5) and he seems happy.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:36 PM   #9 
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Don't panic! LOL! I was just pointing out that it's a possibility and a slightly increased possibility with feeding the bloodworm all the time, that's all.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:22 AM   #10 
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Be careful not to feed bloodworms too often because bettas are prone to bloat and constipation, which bloodworms can often cause.
what are you talking about? ive been eating bloodworms for years and...... nevermind

lol nah seriously though. my cichlids eat sinking wafers the same way, i think lupin was right, just trying to soften it up to shovel it down :) I was just watching my females do the same thing with crisps
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