Bettas can be picky but you can to a certain extent, train them. I had
bettas that prefer live foods only but was able to train them to eat pellet
food. In my case, it was Baby Brine Shrimp (BBS) and the bettas would
ignore or spit out the pellets.
I employ two methods to get them to consider eating pellet food. First
method will be to introduce very small amount of pellet food while feeding
live food. Bettas are curious creatures and some of them will take it and
some will not. That is ok and that is the reason that you introduce very
small amount at the beginning. Make sure that your pellets are grounded
enough so they can take it easily. If it too big, it might intimidate them.
Once they have a taste for it, apply the second method of introducing just
the grounded pellets and time it during those times that they look hungry.
It might take you 3-5 attempts before they get used to it. Then you can
increase the amounts but control the release of the food in such a way that
it comes in very small amounts per sprinkling. Try to avoid the grounded
pellets from reaching the bottom until they are used to picking food from
the bottom. Try your best to avoid or minimize uneaten grounded pellets
hence the reason for releasing food in very small amounts and at intervals.
Besides, bettas tend to get confused or ignore the pellet food when you
introduce large amounts at a time. In addition to polluting their water
Happy Betta rearing!
>Subject: Re: [CBS] anyone have some nice bettas for sale
>Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 12:06:51 EST
>my femail is not eating the pelits i'v been feding her, she onely eats the
>(I'v been alternating betwen the too.) Is she just picy or is somthing rong
> Thanks for the hellp Bella
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