Betta not eating pellets?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by thefishdude277, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    So I'm noticing that my female betta dislikes pellets, but likes freeze dried bloodworms
    I can't give her worms everyday, so how do I get her to eat the pellets?


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    thefishdude277

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  3. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I think soaking the pellets in garlic should work


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    thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    Is there a tutorial on this forum?
    I'd love to know how to


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  5. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    I had the hardest time finding pellets my guy would eat, they were all too big and he would just look at them or eat them and spit them back out.

    I ended up going with Hikari betta pellets and the omega one mini pellets for tropical fish, which I alternate between.

    Have you tried flakes? Mine wouldn't touch flakes but I know some prefer them over pellets.

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    thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    Hmmm I do have shrimp flakes,
    I'll try them today
    But really, how do I do a garlic soak


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  7. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Just buy some garlic guard or vita Chem and drop in a few pellets and let them soak for a few minutes. Then feed them :)


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  9. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I think you can, but it's easier to use vita chem or Garlic guard. If you want to use actual garlic, crush up a small piece of garlic and mix it with clean water or tank water. Use a strainer to remove any big pieces and drop in some pellets. You can soak them as long as you want


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    thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    On it


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    thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    She still won't eat
    What else can I feed her?


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  12. Nympxzie

    NympxzieValued MemberMember

    How long have you had your betta?
    Sometimes it takes up to a week or two for them to settle in and begin eating.
     
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    thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    1.5 days
    She looks settled in already. Swimming all around


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  14. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    That might be the case. Give it some more time and see if the betta eats the pellets :). Some fish do take a few days when new to start eating


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    thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    It's weird cuz she eats worms...
    I guess I'll wait anyways


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  16. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Okay . Keep us updated if the Betta starts to eat


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  17. Nympxzie

    NympxzieValued MemberMember

    Worms are betta potato chips! that's probably why she's going for them. Stop feeding worms for a few days and offer pellets only, eventually she will get hungry enough and eat them.
     
  18. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Yes that does work. When I first got my NLS my betta would spit them out and the betta wouldn't eat them. So I read to not feed the betta at all for 1-2 days so it will be really hungry, that way I would feed the NLS and the betta would eat it. It actually worked :)


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  19. waterlilykariWell Known MemberMember

    If it helps any, I'm in the same boat with our new guy. Our last one took several days to settle enough to settle in though before he would eat so I second the opinion that that may be what's going on with yours now.


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