Recent imported Bettas may have difficulty transitioning from eating live foods to solid foods, but there are ways in which you can help them.
- If you notice your Betta eating solids and spitting them out, it is usually a sign that your Betta is attempting to break down their food for easier digestion and eating it after. You may also want to soak their food in water before feeding, and for frozen foods, you may want it to be at room temperature. They may also not like the quality of the food/brand provided.
- You can add Garlic Juice by Seachem to dry food for added flavor. This will help trigger their appetite.
- Creating a “buffet” of different food brands by combining pellets, flakes, blood worms, etc., will help them get introduced to new foods.
- If it’s been over seven days since your Betta ate, you may scramble an egg in water, add salt for taste, and let it cool down before feeding it to your Betta in small amounts. I repeat, in small amounts, as any leftover will cause the water to become foul quickly. Or you can also buy some live food from us HERE.
Lastly, there’s no reason to be concerned as long as your Betta shows no signs of distress, clamped fins, and/or lethargy.