04-03-2013, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Friesian Fish
My brother's Betta fish (a male) stopped eating his food a while back (Betta pellets). After he didn't eat his food for a week or so, I started crushing his food on the food lid and then putting it right above wherever he was in the tank, and he started eating (not to much though) again. Why did he start eating AFTER I crushed his food? Was it because his water's a little cold, and tropical fish (thus the name "tropical) need warmer water (he lives in room temperature water)? If so, how can I make his water warmer without putting him in direct light or using an aquarium heater?
[Sorry if this doesn't belong here, because this is my first day so I'm not exactly sure what to do with this sight, and am under 13.
Welcome to the forum!
Possibly your betta couldn't fit the food in its mouth. What brand are you feeding? Maybe you should try to find a different type of food (flakes). Many bettas are picky eaters.
What temperature is your room temperature? Also, how large is your tank? Is it planted? Is it cycled?
P.S For future reference this should probally go in the betta fish section (sub-section of tropical fish).