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Old 11-11-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Beta won't touch bloodworms

I have has my beta for about 6 months now and he will only eat beta melody flakes. Why is this?


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Old 11-11-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Some Bettas are very picky, especially if they've been on flaked food for a while. Mine wouldn't touch pellets of low quality...but I fasted him and tried New Life Spectrum. He takes them eagerly now. Are you trying freeze dried bloodworms? I find my boys prefer frozen.


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Old 11-11-2014, 09:17 PM   #3
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They are freeze dried


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My bettas prefer the frozen brine shrimp. Try that out as well.


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Places like Petco and Petsmart stock frozen for a low cost. I would try that. But keep in mind that bloodworms can be to bettas what candy is to us. I would try converting to a high quality pellet and feed bloodworms as the occasional treat.


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My bettas prefer the frozen brine shrimp. Try that out as well.


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+1 on the brine too. Mine accept this eagerly as well.


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Old 11-11-2014, 09:21 PM   #7
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Ok my mom is taking me to petsmart Saturday, I will look into both foods


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Is he okay in a 3 gallon tank


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Old 11-12-2014, 09:27 PM   #9
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I have has my beta for about 6 months now and he will only eat beta melody flakes. Why is this?


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For the same reason you don't like liver and onions

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Yeah, hes fine in there as long as it's heated and filtered.
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For the same reason you don't like liver and onions







Yeah, hes fine in there as long as it's heated and filtered.

I actually quite enjoy liver and onions! 😋😋

It is heated and filtered


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Old 11-13-2014, 03:32 AM   #11
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Is there any way you could upgrade to a 5.5 gallon? Petsmart sells a 5.5 gallon with the filter, hood, light in a kit for like $30. The filter is kind of strong so you'd have to baffle it, but he'd enjoy the extra room


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I actually quite enjoy liver and onions! 😋😋

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Fine, rocky Mountain oysters then.

As long as it's heated and filtered then he will be fine in it.
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I had black half-moon betta in a heated/filtered 2.5g for 3 years.

I didnt know much at the time for such a nice fish but he seemed to be very happy and ate from my fingers. He would not touch freeze dried anything but ate frozen bloodworms and betta pellets.
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Fine, rocky Mountain oysters then.

As long as it's heated and filtered then he will be fine in it.

Just picking!! 😂


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I have has my beta for about 6 months now and he will only eat beta melody flakes. Why is this?
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My GF's betta eat anything... Frozen mysis shrimps, brine shrimps, bloodworms (frozed or dryed), dry saltwater clownfish food, tetra food, etc... (except pellets).
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My betta will only eat pellets. Nothing freeze dried, nothing frozen, he's a creature of habit.


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