View Full Version : Black Body, Red tail Betta fish not eating.

07-03-2006, 12:29 AM
I'm new here and i just got a problem:

i just got a betta fish 2 days ago and I've never even seen him touch the little flat red pieces of fish food i've been giving him everyday :( . I followed all the instructions on the package and there seem to be no special instructions :roll: .

the food is made up of a mixture of blood worms, other insect-like ingredients, and some flour...etc.

By the way, the betta fish is fine in health, but i do not think it is the exact situation with leighbug's "silver dollar fish not eating" problem.

July 2, 2006 sersarsor

07-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Have you tried giving him other food types?

07-27-2006, 09:37 AM
Try him on live blood worms or if you cant get any try fruit flies (make sure they havnt been sprayed with any chemicals and are still alive), I could never get mine to eat pelleted/commercial food.

The live food's movement at the surface should stimulate him into eating.

07-27-2006, 09:45 PM
Perhaps the fish is stil a bit in shook over the transportation and will pick up eating in a few days? If I was placed in a tiny plastic bag and oved to a new home I be pretty upset and might lose my apitite to.