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  1. King Betta not eating! Help!

    Betta Fish Care
    **please help** I got my king Beta fish one week ago and he has not eaten yet when I got him he was slightly bloated and I believe had worms because his poop was white so I've been treating his tank with general cure for the past few days but he is refusing to eat anything and I'm worried is...
  2. How to get a betta to eat new food?

    Betta Fish Care
    I want to give my betta some bloodworms (Hikari dried ones) because I thought he'd appreciate some variety. He was severely stressed last week due to me being away and my dad forgetting to feed him for a week. When I came back he was super pale, had severe fin biting, and had shoved himself...
  3. New betta spitting out food

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I've had this betta for almost a week and he does this strange thing where he will excitedly eat a pellet and then spit it out, and sometimes try to eat it again. This results in him rarely eating or eating sunken pellets off the bottom much later. I am attempting to feed him Omega...
  4. New Betta Not Eating /Dorsal Fin Curling?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, This is my very first post and I'm new to Betta fish care. First I want to thank those of you who set up this forum. I have learned SO MUCH just browsing through the posts here. From what I've read, I'm really not sure if I need to be worried or not. I've had my Betta for about 10...
  5. Betta Fish Eating and Floating?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My grandma just got a new Betta fish. We have had him for two days. He eats, but barely and he spits some of it out and he isn't moving a lot. He tends to like to be towards the top of the tank and sometimes he is just sitting at the bottom corner. My grandma is worried that something is...
  6. difficulty swallowing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, This is my first post! I am sorry that I have to ask for your help before I have ever contributed, but I am worried about my betta, Red. I got him about two months ago. He was in a one gallon tank until about a week ago when I got him into his permanent home, a 2.5 gallon tank. Ever...
  7. Should I be worried?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I feed my betta NLS pellets, and I used to watch him eat it. But for about a month now, I haven't seen him eat it at all. I crush it as well as drop full ones in. I have 6 otos, and he leaves them alone, the only thing I really see him eat is frozen blood worms. I've gone 2 weeks without...
  8. youtube "Binaural beats" music cure clamped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I swear my fish respond to 8hz alpha music. (youtube "binaural music" or "spa music"). I just stumbled upon this a few days ago so I'm not sure which type works best but it's worth a try. I've had 4 fish respond really positively to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdw6Sve2Jk. One that had...
  9. My Betta only eats bloodworms?

    Betta Fish Care
    My new betta fish seems to be a bit of a picky eater. When I bought him from the pet store, at the bottom of the cup were the small pellets the shop were feeding him which he didn't eat. I kind of blew it off until later when I tried to feed him for the first time. He wouldn't eat, and I wanted...
  10. He finally ate!

    Betta Fish Care
    Buddy hasn't eaten his pellet food in about 3 weeks. He never looked or acted sick the whole time. Today he ate two pellets. Don't give in and don't give up. They will eat when they are hungry.
  11. Buddy will eat bloodworms, but stopped regular pellets.

    Betta Fish Care
    When I first brought Buddy home, he ate the pellets I got with vigor, several times a day. He would eat them, and have normal bloodworm treats. I went away for a couple of days, leaving him in the care of a friend (I trust she followed the feeding instructions) and when I came home, he would not...
  12. New Fighter Wont Eat!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I am new to fighting fish and the other day i purchased my first fighter, however it has been about 5 days i have owned him now and he has not eaten once... I am feeding him the flakes that came with his betta tank but he doesn't even go near them, any advice? Im extremely worried...
  13. Betta fish won't eat food at the bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently bought my gorgeous betta fish last month and I've noticed he refuses to eat any food that sinks to the bottom on the tank! He also refuses to swim after any food that is sinking to the bottom. At first I thought it was because he's lazy but I've noticed he is very active and I have...
  14. Betta Appetite

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thank you for your help and insight. My betta fish has lost his appetite and overall character. I noticed the beginnings of some fin rot on his dorsal fin and began a treatment with T.C. Tetracycline. The fin rot cleared up well and quickly. The treatment regimen involved removing the...
  15. My betta fish isn't eating.

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I have a two-year-old solid red veil male betta named Pasco. He had been eating very happily until I recently moved him to a larger tank. He had previously been in a half-gallon and is now in a 2.5 gallon. He has two plants (one live one plastic) to live in. Pasco has recently started a...
  16. bottom feeding

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently I bought a female betta from petsmart. She is gorgeous, she's so pale you can almost see her insides, except for some spots on her face and the base of her fins(aptly named her Ghostie). Anyway, I know that betta fish are supposed to be top feeders, and my other betta (Mako, like the...
  17. My little boy Kellam is having problems eating...

    Betta Fish Care
    So I'm not too sure if my little squirt was born without teeth or what, but the little guy can't eat properly. He's only about an inch and a half long, but he can't eat much of anything. I've tried chopping up pellets into tiny pieces, I've tried brine shrimp, I've tried bloodworms... He sucks...
  18. What is UP with my betta's eating??

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I'm a new betta owner (less than two weeks). I have a sweet little orange delta tail that I got at PetCo. I can't figure out what is up with his eating. He spits up all his food. I looked online, and people said that it meant his pellets were too big (he eats Hikari BioGold). I've been...
  19. Betta Fish Eating Ghost Shrimp?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi guys! I got a new Betta Fish last night :-D He had 2 ghost shrimp buddies , which i thought would be kinda cool to have in my 10 gallon tank. But I dont know if he ate his buddies or not :shock2: I looked in his tank this morning, and he was fine. But the 2 shrimp could not be found . Do...
  20. The fish who doesn't eat will not eat again

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Tank: 2.5(tiny I know but our school is very picky and wont allow ten gallons and my fish at home is in my 3 gallon so I had to take the little one up to college until I can afford a five gallon or so which won't be for about another week or so when our student paycheck comes in) Water Changes...
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