View Full Version : New Male Betta Not Eating

01-13-2015, 01:05 PM
I purchased a male Betta at Petco 5 days ago. He doesn't seem too happy. I haven't seen him eat and he barely moves. He is in my QT and all the params are perfect. Is this normal? I am keeping the light off for the most part but he still seems stressed.

01-13-2015, 01:13 PM
This is normal for a betta that came from Petco I'm sad to say. Something like Melafix might help. I've used it with some success. But the conditions of its previous home may have been too rough on him and he's still getting over that.

01-13-2015, 02:04 PM
+1 to the above

It can also take a week (maybe even a little more) for them to get comfortable in their new home and start to act normal

What are you trying to feed him ?

01-13-2015, 07:39 PM
I have loads of food (frozen, freeze dried, etc.) but with this guy I have been trying Tetra Betta pellets and Tetra Color Plus flakes. Do you think garlic would help?

01-13-2015, 07:54 PM
Can't hurt to try...I'm sure he'll come around when he gets hungry enough