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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Rehoming Betta - Free to a good home

Hey guys!

As sad as I am to do this, I think it's for the best to rehome Blitz. My live culture of white worms crashed a while ago and I have been feeding him nothing but bloodworms. He's a really picky betta who wouldn't eat anything besides worms and the occasional fruit fly, and I feel as if I am not providing the care he deserves.

I will not be able to ship him, but if you live in San Diego, I am happy to bring him to you if you have the space and can provide the variety of foods he needs.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 02:11 AM
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If his eating habits are the only reason you're rehoming know that a healthy Betta will not starve itself to death. I've had them go 2+ weeks before they realized pellets were all they were going to get. Sometimes when we get them live and frozen is all they know and they won't eat pellets because they don't recognize them as food.

Offer a pellet; if he doesn't eat it remove from tank with tongs or a turkey baster. Repeat this process until he eats. Or, you can leave the pellet in the tank and check to see if it's gone later in the day. Just don't give in or you'll set him back.

Unless he looks like the photo below he's eating something.

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Hi Russell!

I actually tried pellet training him twice before. I only offered him pellets every day for at least 3 weeks, and he still refuses to eat it. Sometimes he would take it into his mouth, but spit it out immediately. I tried soaking the pellet, but got the same result. He didn't end up as skinny as the one in the picture, but he became really lethargic and would just lie on the bottom of the tank. He wouldn't even check out the pellet I gave him by the end.
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If he didn't get like the pictured Betta he was eating something. Did you remove the pellets when he refused them?What pellets? Is he by himself or does he have tank mates? Just trying to help you keep him if that's what you'd rather do if it's possible. Plus giving lurkers some options, of course.

I feed only frozen and live Grindal and Micro worms; however, when I do feed NLS Small Fish Pellets all of my Betta will eat those, too. I did have one shipped Betta, the late "Arlo", who was a night eater. That's another thing to try: Feeding with lights out.

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He's by himself in a 2 gallon. Yes, I remove whatever he doesn't eat. I've tried Omega One Betta Buffet, Hikari, mosquito larva pellets, and Aqueon. He ate one mosquito larva pellet before, then ignored all other attempts. I did try feeding in the dark for a few days, but he still refused to eat :/
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It's a good thing to let people know what you've tried so they'll be more informed on what they face. Thanks so much!

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Aw, I'd love to have him but I don't live in San Diego... I'm going to San Diego next Summer, but, that's a long time to wait, hahaha!
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Such a beautiful betta! I wish I lived in San Diego but unfortunately I live in NY. Good Luck with finding him a home!
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I think it's best if you start a new white worm culture and keep him. I've seen "rehoming" threads many times, but most of replies were from people who lived too far or no extra tank/room. In addition, many people don't have live worm culture unless they keep non betta as well...
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I think it's best if you start a new white worm culture and keep him. I've seen "rehoming" threads many times, but most of replies were from people who lived too far or no extra tank/room. In addition, many people don't have live worm culture unless they keep non betta as well...
It's interesting you mention that as one of the stickies specifically states (so please take note):

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This is a reminder to members who post in the classified section. Please refrain from posting if you are not serious about buying an item. It can be annoying for a seller to have to keep reading "I wish" posts. Thank you.

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