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My betta won't eat!

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by cherylmason323, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. cherylmason323

    cherylmason323 New Member

    I just bought a beautiful blue male betta that I have in a little one gallon tank by himself. He won't eat and hasn't since yesterday! He just sits on the bottom of the tank and sulks! What's wrong with him? I gave him freeze-dried blood worms and when he didn't eat that last night I gave him betta pellets this morning...but he still hasn't eaten!!
     
  2. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    betta's don't need to eat everyday i would only feed him everyother day and what are you feeding him
     
  3. cherylmason323

    cherylmason323 New Member

    Re: This is what I fed him!:

    I fed him freeze dried bloodworms and when he didn't eat them, I eventually picked them out, waited for about a day and then gave him betta pellets
     
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    How often are you changing the water and how much are you changing?

    Does he look bloated? Has he been pooping normally? Freeze dried foods tend to cause constipation in bettas.

    -Chelle
     
  5. cherylmason323

    cherylmason323 New Member

    Re: This is what I fed him!:

    Well, I've only had him since yesterday, and I believe the pet store I bought him from fed him flakes. I figured since the instructions for the freeze-dried bloodworms said a couple times a week, these weren't meant for the fish to have every day. However, he doesn't look bloated, he just kind of sulks on the bottom. I've tried pellets too, but he doesn't eat them. Also, he startles easily and jolts about the tank. I just put him in the tank yesterday but if he continues not to eat, I would love to be able to make him feel better asap!! Thank you for all your help!
     
  6. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    He could just be sulking and getting used to the new environment.

    -Chelle
     
  7. tuttifrutti

    tuttifrutti New Member

    my bettas always sulk around their tanks for a little while after i have cleaned them. i have two betta tanks (1 with females, 1 with a male) and each gets a different food, then every week i switch the food because the male seems to get tired of eating the same thing. the females don't act like they do, because it's always a competition to see who eats first and therefore gets the most.
     
  8. cherylmason323

    cherylmason323 New Member

    Re: This is what I fed him!:

    Alright, I'll give it a few days and write again if he continues not to eat!
     

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