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  1. bratty betta only eats flakes

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm not new to owning bettas but it has been a few years since I have taken care of one. It's been one month now and my new betta has been giving me so many problems! He began to spit out the pellet food as soon as I brought him home, which I never experienced with my previous bettas. I...
  2. Betta keeps spitting out food

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    So my male betta won't eat! I drop in 2 pellets every morning and he used to eat it all everyday, but suddenly, he just stopped eating. I dropped in 1 pellet, he swam towards it, ate it and after chewing/trying to swallow it, he spit it right back out! I did the same the next day and the same...
  3. Betta Only Eating Bloodworms!!

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta Mercury LOVES frozen bloodworms . After he eats them, he seems to receive tons of energy and he swims around with his perky personality and beautiful red fins displayed; the only problem is that they're all he will eat. I got him about three days ago, and I started by feeding him...
  4. How can I get her to eat pellets instead of flakes? Please help!

    Betta Fish Care
    So I recently got a new betta who I named Caroline. When I got Caroline she was tiny so no matter how hard I tried the pellets wouldn't fit in her mouth! I decided to feed her flakes and now even though she is a bit bigger it's almost like she doesn't know how to eat pellets! I am scared of her...
  5. I haven't seen my Beta Eat yet

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    A little over 2 weeks ago I bought a pastel pink male beta. I have him in a 2.5 gallon tank with plants, a leaf hammock, and a little hiding log and a heater that always keeps the water at the proper temp for him. He spends almost the entire day swimming around and looking overall healthy and...
  6. Naturafix Max food

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so I've been reading here a lot that pellets are chosen over flakes. I have a question about mine. I have flakes. Nutrafin Max, it has whole freeze dried bloodworms in it, so it's not just those cheap tropical fish flakes that some people think is okay for all fish. It states its contains...
  7. Betta Fish Won't Eat Pellets

    Betta Fish Care
    So I've had my betta Epinephrine for nearly three months now and he seems really healthy, but he refuses to eat pellets. I know a lot of bettas are picky eaters but he's been living off of TetraMin tropical flakes interspersed with freeze dried bloodworms and I'm sure that can't be too good for...
  8. Stupid flake mistake, what to feed with now?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey all, so I was very stupid today and accidentally bought a container of Omega One flakes instead of Omega One pellets, which were really what I wanted. Please don't rant about how idiotic it was of me to assume that Omega One Betta Buffet only came in pellets, I already know that I really...
  9. Clarify Betta Diet

    Betta Fish Care
    I have heard so many different answers to the question of what to feed a betta and how often. First on what to feed. Pellets, flakes, freeze-dried? Which is best? I currently have the typical pet store pellets, and some freeze-dried blood worms. Also, frequency. I have heard many sites...
  10. Hungry boy eating a lot of fish flakes?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I just purchased a Half Moon Betta fish from Petsmart a day ago and I really love the handsome boy. Fortunately, the Petsmart near me takes acceptation care for their betta fish so I felt good in buying one. He is housed in a wonderful three gallon tank, currently 78 degrees with no heater...
  11. Betta skin floating in tank?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I am new on here and a pretty new Betta owner. There is white/clear flakes (some small, some large) floating in my tank. I tried to get some out, but there are still some in there. I do have plants in my tank but they are all silk plants. I put my hand in the tank to take out the plants to...
  12. Feeding

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm reading a lot of similar and different things about feeding. It seems it's a good idea to fast your betta one day a week and to feed him something different than his normal food – like blood worms – one day a week. But on the other 5 days, I'm not sure if I should be feeding once a day or...
  13. My betta gets excited seeing new toys? he spits out food?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm a new betta owner, and I have him for about one week so far. I recently received my orders of silk plants and cave from Amazon for him. I put them next to his bowl, so he can see them. I didn't place them in yet because I still need to get gravel. Ever since I put his new accessories near...
  14. Success!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    I am new to betta ownership - just got Enki this Monday - and had to share. I've been trying to get the little guy to eat and finally got it right. He actually prefers flakes (after buying 2 kinds of pellets) and I broke up the larger ones with tweezers because he's pretty small. I was so...
  15. What's The Best Food For Bettas?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! So, I wanted to know what to feed my newer betta fish Mr. Jingles. Do they prefer flakes or other things? My Dad is breeding mosquitoes or my betta to eat, but I don't think I should continuously feed my betta mosquitoes. What are the best kinds of betta food? Thanks! :-D
  16. My betta doesn't like pellets?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi. I'm a new member, and I've had my first betta about a week. He's a male crowntail betta named Ozymandius. I've read the FAQ here, and there are some things I definitely need to do (get a larger tank and heater, to start with). Right now I have him in a small bowl with about half a gallon of...
  17. Living Only On Pellets And Flakes?

    Betta Fish Care
    I know this is going to sound terrible, and if posters argue adamantly enough, I promise I'll take your advice. But: The closest Petco from my house is 30 minutes away. I have a very busy schedule (though of course, I always have time to take great care of my fish), but it's difficult to drive...