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My fiancee and I just recently purchased a Betta and its not eating anything. The water conditions are near perfect for the Betta. There's ...
My fiancee and I just recently purchased a Betta and its not eating anything. The water conditions are near perfect for the Betta. There's no Ammonia, Nitrites or Nitrates to be seen at all and the PH is 7. We've tried Freeze dried bloodworms, Betta flakes, and Betta color enhancing pellets. We purchased him this past weekend so 4 days should be enough for him to be used to his new home right? What else can we try?
My latest betta did pretty much the same thing for about a week. Try breaking up the pellets and let them sit for an hour or so in the tank. If he doesn't eat them after that, remove what's left with a turkey baster.
He'll figure it out soon enough. The garlic is a good idea too.
He's probably still adjusting to his new home, it's not uncommon for a new betta to not eat at all for the first week or so. I'd call and ask the store you got him at what exactly they have been feeding him. Betta's can be horribly picky, right down to the brand and shape of food.
As long as he's healthy and active with good color and loose fins he should be fine. Just keep an eye on him for any other potential signs of illness.
You can either keep offering, perhaps every other day or so, and remove any un eaten foods or find out what exactlly he was being fed before and switch to that.
Do you have a heater for it? Some bettas are picky and get all sulky without warm water. And cold water causes a weakened immune system. Also, I would try the good brands, Omega One, I believe they have a Betta formula, and New Life Spectrum, im pretty sure they also have a Betta brand. Posted via Mobile Device