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ndntakeover
02-26-2009, 12:03 AM
is 75-80 F good temperature for bettas?

Red
02-26-2009, 12:08 AM
Yes they like the water warmer....

ndntakeover
02-26-2009, 12:50 AM
I got my betta today. is it normal for him not to eat flake food?
i fed all my fish about 10 minutes after i released the betta into the tank and he didnt eat

Red
02-26-2009, 12:57 AM
Give him some time to adjust, up to 2 days without eating. If he doesnt eat, be free to PM me or just restart this thread up :) Its normal..

ndntakeover
02-26-2009, 01:01 AM
Give him some time to adjust, up to 2 days without eating. If he doesnt eat, be free to PM me or just restart this thread up :) Its normal..


all right! will do
thanks a lot!

Obelisk
02-27-2009, 07:24 AM
You'll have better luck giving him bloodworms (either freeze-dried or frozen). Though I've seen a couple of my female bettas take flakes, I think bettas in general mainly prefer bloodworms. You can also try the betta bio gold pellets.

Mvjnz
02-27-2009, 07:45 AM
I feed mine nothing but freeze dried bloodworms. He loves it. My previous betta ate flakes and wouldn't touch pellets, but the worms are much more nutritious and also a more natural part of their diet, so that's what I stick with.

fishlover49
02-27-2009, 09:33 AM
I keep my Betta's tank at that temp. Mine also won't eat anything other than Betta Bio-Gold pellets by Hikari. thumbs2:

Obelisk
02-28-2009, 01:56 PM
I alternate between freeze-dried bloodworms and the betta biogold pellets. The pellets are great. I had a veiltail years ago that was fed only that, and he lived for 4 years. Even then he only died because one of the cats knocked his bowl over.

matthew.shelly
04-09-2009, 02:40 AM
like it was said earlier, it might take him a couple days to get comfortable. i had a betta once that would ignore the pellets and chow down on flakes. some bettas just have different preferences.