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Welcome to the hobby and the forum! Like many of us here you may find it hard to stop at just one. :lol:

About the food: some bettas can be picky eaters. Try withholding food for a few days. He could also be adjusting to his new environment. Give him a few days to adjust before you feed him again. The other problem could be that his food is too large for him to swallow. Does it look bigger than his mouth? If that is the case you could try cutting the pellets with a knife or getting smaller pellets.

Now onto the hole: It sounds like he might have torn his fin on something. That's no big deal. If it doesn't look like anything in his tank did it, then there is no need to worry. Often times we want to jump the gun and begin treating before symptoms appear. The best thing you can do for a torn fin is to give him clean, warm water and good food. So just keep doing what you are doing and he should be fine. If you begin to see red or black edging on the fin, then you should start worrying.
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