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Betta fish are really picky eaters, and most pet shops "feed" them pellets or flakes. Truth is these fish rarelyeat these foods and will only do so if they're desperate; they can be trained to but why waste your time when you can give them something they'll eat right away? Try to buy live foods, if you can't look around for some freeze-dried versions, you can also feed your Betta ants (and their eggs) and house flies.

AnswerYou can try soaking the pellets before you put them in the tank for feeding. You could also try flakes that float, or blood worms but don't overfeed on blood worms though, it'll make him to FAT. They love blood worms! AnswerTry giving your Betta another type of food. They hate eating flakes and sometimes pellets. Other brands of pellets might work. Betta's love frozen, or better yet, freeze-dried, food like blood worms or plankton. Or if you can't get your Betta anything else, try skipping his feeding for two, only two days, and he'll be so hungry he'll be able to eat his nasty food even if he's picky. AnswerBlood worms are definitely the most efficient and reliable way to feed your Betta. The little pellets are fine but soon, the fish will get sick of eating them.
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Q: What should you do if your Betta fish will not eat and spits out his food as soon as he has it in his mouth?
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What fish spits out its food to knock it in to the water?

A male Betta fish spits it's food out to knock it into the water.

Do fish give birth out their mouth?

You may be thinking of the betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish. They don't give birth out of their mouths. The male scoops up the eggs into his mouth after the female lays the eggs, then spits them into a bubblenest he has built for them. The eggs hatch in this nest.

Will a Betta fish eat a pleco fish?

No a betta fish could not fit a plecostomus in its mouth.

What fish eats a betta fish?

any fish that a betta could fit in its mouth i suppose.

How much do you feed a betta fish?

You should feed your betta 2 to 3 betta pellets two times a day regardless of being male or female.You can feed a betta fish 1 to 2 granules of food up to twice a day. If your betta only takes 1 granule but spits out the second one, then stick to just one twice per dayonce a week

Can cats eat betta fish?

NO!!!!! They should not eat betta fish...but if your cat has then call a vet, and don't get anymore betta Fish!

Will betta fish die if they eat goldfish flakes?

I believe you mean Betta fish. No, it should be fine. You can treat you Betta fish by giving them bloodworms!

Can you put a turtle and a betta fish in the same tank?

Turtles, like fish, eat anything they can fit in their mouths. Can your turtle fit your betta in its mouth?

What fish can harm my beloved Betta fish?

Well, if you love your Betta fish, then it should live by itself. But if you add another Betta to your current Betta fish's tank, then they will start a fight because Betta Fish are Siamese fighting fish and if one Betta is in contact of another Betta, the possible reason would be a fight between them two.

Can you put a male Betta fish in a tank with a female Betta fish?

Male Bettas can live with female Betta fish except when they have laid eggs. Male Betta fish should not be placed in the same aquarium as another male Betta.

How much room does a betta fish need?

A small fish bowl should be fine for one betta fish.

Can a betta fish be in cold water?

A betta fish should not be in water colder than 72F

What part of it body does a archerfish spray drops of water from?

the archer fish spits water from its mouth.

Why betta fish opens mouth wide?

This could be your betta's way of asking you for food! Of course, you shouldn't feed your betta every time it opens its mouth, as this would be too much food for it to eat at one time.

What if your betta fish get in a fight?

Betta fish get in fights with fish with colorful fins and bodies. If your betta gets in a fight while your away,the weaker fish may die. But if you see your betta fight with another fish you should try to split the two fish apart [or all the fish that are fighting].

Should you get a betta fish and are thay boring?

If you want an active fish that moves around a lot then a Betta is not for you.

How could you tell if your betta fish is a mouth-brooder?

A Betta is not and can not be a mouth breeder/brooder. Bettas are Anabantids and have evolved to be bubblenest builders. That is what they do. Thay can not breed any other way.

Why is your Betta fish coughing?

All fish do it. If it just opens its mouth and lets out air it is just doing fish things.

Will a betta eat a guppy?

Most fish will eat any small fish that they can fit in their mouth. A Betta will eat a baby guppy but could not eat a fully grown one.

Could you put goldfish and betta fish together?

No, Goldfish and Betta fish cannot, and should not, be housed together.

Should you put another pinch of fish food for your adult betta fish if it doesn't eat it?

You can, but make sure you catch your betta's attention if you add more food, if the fish sees the food then there is a much better chance it will be eaten. Also, make sure that the food is a small enough size that the betta can put it in it's mouth. Finally, you should remove any uneaten food that the betta doesn't eat within 5 minutes or so, as this will contaminate the water over time.

Should you feed Betta fish twice a day?

Yes you should feed your betta fish twice a day the ammount it can eat in two minutes.

What temperature should a betta fish tank be maintained?

A betta fish's temperate should be between 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

How often should water be changed for fish?

It depands what type of fish but i know that if you have a betta fish you should change it's water every 2 weeks cause if you change it every week then the betta fish will get stressed and when betta fish get stressed they die. Well i hope this anwers your question.

Should you feed your betta fish when you get home?

You should feed your betta 3-4 times a week.