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    My betta hasn't eaten since I bought him 5 days ago. He seems to be very active maybe even jittery. I feed him floating pellets.
    What can I do?
    Please help..

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    Have you tried other types of food? Maybe that would help? I hope he'll be okay!

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    I live in the country and do not have quick access to a pet store. Must
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    You can try frozen bloodworms, mysis shrimp, cooked peas when you can get it. I had one that wouldn't touch pellets. Maybe chop some people shrimp really small....
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    Try other foods too as suggested
    odd as in 5 days he hasnt eaten. mine ate after a day.
    i fed him larvae first. maybe try flakes? maybe he can't gobble up the pellets.

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    mine was the same at beginning , very fussy and picky , now he is eating everything.

    when I noticed that Sam was not eating I went to the shop and bought the same food they were using , it worked and after a while my Betta started to eat also other food that used to spit out before....
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    If he is hungry he will eat. I would try some blood worms to get him going. Mine seem to prefer flakes over the granules.

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    I couldn't get my betta to eat anything at first. It took me almost a month to find something he'd eat, and he started nipping at his own fins around that time. I felt terrible, but I kept trying things with no luck. Now he eats Tetra BettaMin Tropical Medley, which I think he probably likes because there are freeze-dried brine shrimp mixed in with tiny flakes.

    I'd try a few different types of food and see if you have any luck with those. Don't worry too much -- they can go a long time without eating. And if you do wind up with more than one type of food that he'll eat, it's not a waste of money because it's good to vary their diet. Mine did eat crushed peas while he was on his self-imposed fast, and I don't think that's great nutrition for them but if you have some peas in your freezer it might help tide him over.
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    I think you could try soaking the food in garlic juice. That might help make the food more attractive to him.

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    I'd avoid freeze dried foods with bettas...I've found it gives them problems....
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