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hey, i just bought a beautiful white crowntail from petsmart. this is my second betta and i've had my other for about three months now and he's doing just fine. the problem is my new white one won't eat anything at all and spends a lot of time sitting on the bottom. he seems to look pretty normal and healthy and has started to swim around a little more (he's in a half gallon tank right now unfortunately, im going to buy him a two gallon like my other later this week) but he still refuses to eat. should i just wait a little while for him to get more acclimated to the tank or do yall think this could be more serious?
 

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He is prob just getting used to his new home...He will prob be eating in the next day or so...But keep offering him food until he takes it so he nows you will always be feeding him...
 

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that's what ive been doing, i feed him when i feed my other fish then take out everything he doesnt eat. i guess im just worried so much since my other fish only took a few hours to get used to his new homes. thanks for replying so quick i've been worried sick xD
 

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Hello and welcome to FishForum. Its pretty common for bettas to not eat the first few days in their new home. Just keep offering him food like Crowntail said. Sometimes bettas can be picky and you may have to try another brand of food.
 

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i guess i'm just a little impatient haha
how long till it would be a problem for him to not be eating? i've read like 5-7 days at max
and thank you i wish i could have gotta i picture with his fins looking a little better but he's sitting under his plant again
he's a little camera shy :)
 

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jeez i really hope so
he's shown improvement since yesterday in how active he is so im pretty sure yall are right :)
 

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haha well i guess i have a looooong time for him to get used to his home. im planning on moving him to a 2gal tank hopefully this week, should i wait till he gets used to his little tank first?
that's prolly a yes but i feel really bad having him in that tiny little .5 gallon tank. and Fish (yes his name is Fish) loves his 2gal soooo much
 

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It's like that with my fish. When I got Fishy, he wouldn't eat for about 5 days. But I got Blue yesterday and he eats just fine. But he's a baby so I have to pick out the smallest pellets I can find. But he's good. He loves his tank, he eats and is making a bubblenest. He's too cute.
 

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I never had a problem with mine not eating when I first got them. Only Blue Bonnet, who spit out her bio gold. Then I switched to Wardleys and she gobbled that stuff up. So then, I decided to play a trick on her to see if she could tell the difference and I fed her one of each. She couldn't so now she eats bio gold with no problem. lol
 

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Hmm.... Well I've got two new bettas who appear reluctant to eat the flakes I normally feed my fish, I'm trying to wait and have them get used to the food, but I'm starting to suspect that the pet store I got the girls from fed them live food.
 

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Kaspaa is really pretty by the way, he reminds me of my little Geshia, who is also a white female crowtail.
 

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thanks a lot :)
i hope he gets better soon i dont wanna lose a fish D:
i've been using maracyn for 2 days now and it seems to a a small effect on him
he's not eating anymore but he ate some of the maracyn (which i'm hoping he's supposed to do)
i'm just hoping he can pull through
 
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