Help getting betta to eat
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:45 AM
frozen bloodworms are rarely turned down. or live/frozen brine shrimp.
as he gets more used to your feeding schedule he will learn to anticipate when you are giving him food, and then when you put a pellet in after a few pieces of frozen/live food, he will be more likely to accept it. eventually he will learn pellets are food.
you may want to try soaking the pellet for 2 min to soften it up first to make it more palletable.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:55 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:17 PM
This may seem like a dumb question, but do pellets go bad? I've been keeping bettas for a few years now, but too a break after my most recent one died. I've had the same pellets for quite some time.
yes siree, pellets that been purchased more than a year should be thrown out. (or you can recycle them dumping them in a flower pot as fert.) Generally, to keep your food stock fresh, I say 6 month is a good time to buy new food.
I highly recommend a pellet brand like New Life Spectrum or Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets, they are both excellent pellets for bettas because its meat based. I haven't really had fish turn down New Life Spectrum before.
Bettas are insectivores, in my experience, pellets that are grain or fish/shrimp meal (also means its generally low quality since grains are cheap) based on usually disliked by most fish while pellets that are 'meaty' are generally accepted.
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