Betta not eating pellets?

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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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I think soaking the pellets in garlic should work


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


 

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


 

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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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Can I use actual garlic?


 

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


 

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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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1.5 days
She looks settled in already. Swimming all around


 

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


 

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Okay . Keep us updated if the Betta starts to eat


 

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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.
 

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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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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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