View Full Version : Getting the new boy to eat.

09-05-2008, 03:30 PM
The new addition to the community, d'Artagnan, is being food shy.

I even tried getting him interested by feeding blood worms and betta pellets, but he ignored them and let his tank mates, ravenous fiends they are, to hog all the goodies.

I might try live brine shrimp tonight. If that fails I think I'll have to move him to the 5 gallon by himself to make sure he gets some food in his belly.

Any other suggestions from the good folks here?

Thanks in advance,


09-05-2008, 06:15 PM
Definitely try live. If he doesn't want to eat, then keep feeding him and he'll eventually start eating. Even if it takes him a couple days.

09-05-2008, 10:18 PM
How long have you had the betta? It can take a few days for them to start eating.