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Old 04-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #11 
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One good rule of thumb is to remember that their stomach is the size of their eyeball. On the typical betta, only 1-2 pellets would fit in their eyeball. Feed accordingly.

Your betta can also live without a hidey until his bigger tank comes in. I would hesitate to put anything soap-washed in there, regardless of how long you rinsed it for.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #12 
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Okay that's great to know, thank you. But he isn't eating at all this morning so I changed his was and stuff. Could he still be adjusting? I got him early evening on Saturday
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He could definitely still be adjusting. Bettas are different. Some will eat right away, some won't.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #14 
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What's the temp in the tank?
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #15 
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My Nebula took a week before he ate...
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:14 AM   #16 
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They tank is about 74 degrees. And sometimes he will eat and sometimes not :/
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:08 AM   #17 
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i only had one fussy eater, he hated those extra small pellets (I only had those), but once i gave him a bigger one he ate it. maybe try a different food. or have you already? but like other people above me said, he could still be adjusting.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:47 AM   #18 
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They tank is about 74 degrees. And sometimes he will eat and sometimes not :/
Try to raise the temperature to about 80. 74 is a little on the col side. Bettas are generally more inclined to eat in warmer water, as their metabolism speeds up with the higher temperatures. :)
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