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Small Fry
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male india
My male betta is not eating any pellets or freeze dried tubifix worms.Its been 2 days since I bought him.It is only taking raw meat.Should I wait for a few days or should I buy him different food?
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female australia us-maryland
With the pellets, it sometimes helps to have it on the tip of your finger and wiggle it on the waters surface, they tend to see it eventually and go after it.

Hikari Betta bio gold is the only pellet I've ever bothered to feed my bettas.


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female australia au-newsouthwales
What sort of raw meat are you offering? If it is land mammal meat, it really isn't that good for him.

They can go for over 2 weeks without eating, so 2 days of being stubborn about food is fine. He's not going to eat pellet food while you are still offering him the fresh stuff, so try stopping that and only offering a small bit of it every few days if he continues to refuse the pellets.

Try pre-soaking the tubifex so the worms are a little more life-like. I find they tend not to like tubifex much, but bloodworm and blackworm are almost always taken straight away.

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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female australia us-maryland
Yep, bloodworms go down a treat with our betta.

But like I said, sometimes the surface of the water needs a bit of a wiggle to draw their attention to it. I think mine just gets so excited to see the food bringer that he forgets to look for food.

That and Adam went and trained him to eat off of the fingers, which I don't always spend the time to do.

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