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Old 02-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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About Betta (Fighting) Fish

Hi, I would like to seek advice on worms for betta fish.

I just bought 2betta fishes today and ask the uncle to introduce me fish food for them. Then the uncle introduce me the dried food (round in size, dark red in colour).
But my betta fishes doesnt really eats it.

So I was thinking of feeding them chili worms.
But I got no idea how to make it.

Do I have to buy small chili or normal chili?
How many days do I have to keep the chili?
Where do the worm be? Like.. Isit inside the chilli which I have to cut it? Or it will come out on its own.

Please help!
As I don't want to starve my bettas.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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i never heard of fish picky about their food before. Only heard of bloodworms. Also, hope you don't fight these beautiful fish. Very cruel actually, they will rip pieces out of each other.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, I don't intend to fight them.

Regarding the dried food, my betta looks excited. But aft it enters it's mouth, it spill it out.

I just bought blood worm and it's eating. yay!

And my another betta, it's no eating and not moving. Just facing 90degree upwards of the water. I'm worried. I tried mirror, but it's not working. So I have to use a stick and touch the tail, it just swim around. But once I stop, it also stop -.-"

Any helps?
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:41 AM   #4
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Yeah, I don't intend to fight them.

Regarding the dried food, my betta looks excited. But aft it enters it's mouth, it spill it out.

I just bought blood worm and it's eating. yay!

And my another betta, it's no eating and not moving. Just facing 90degree upwards of the water. I'm worried. I tried mirror, but it's not working. So I have to use a stick and touch the tail, it just swim around. But once I stop, it also stop -.-"

Any helps?
Looks like its sick. Seriously may uplorry.

How are you keeping them. Can try to set up a more spacious proper tank with some plants or hiding areas. But its a slim hope. More likely its sick.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #5
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You can buy those frozen blood worms in pack.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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You can buy those frozen blood worms in pack.
I tried live blood worms instead of frozen ones. But it just wont eat.
Just came back from camp and my dad says it's eating. But when I try to feed, my betta just ignore me.
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Any body know what should i do after changing water? Cus everytime i change to new water, my bettas seems ignore my foods.
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Your fish's problems all very unique to me.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:33 AM   #9
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Few things to check

1) What's your water temperature? Bettas thrive in warm waters, so if you keep them in cold/air-con places usually wun do well

2) Please check your water parameters, do you age and dechlorinate your water?

3) Are both bettas lethargic? If only 1 is, does it have a bloated tummy, or raised scales etc
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:56 AM   #10
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Buy or pick ketapang leaves (Indian almond leaves) for your Bettas.
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Any body know what should i do after changing water? Cus everytime i change to new water, my bettas seems ignore my foods.
maybe leave them for a few hours for them to settle down first. maybe they are not used to the waer and need time to get used to it. if go and play with them just after changing water, they may feel stressed.
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Maybe it wants to eat the other fish. Let them fight!
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #13
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when you change water dont change 100%. leave around 30% of the old water. =)
may i know where you got them? i got a hobby for fighting fish too, been years since i last kept them. mind telling how much you got them for?
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:01 AM   #14
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when you change water dont change 100%. leave around 30% of the old water. =)
may i know where you got them? i got a hobby for fighting fish too, been years since i last kept them. mind telling how much you got them for?
Very hard got place sell nice betta with good price le.. I got mine for $1 for plakat and $4 for half moon.

for the one that said ketapang leave, i bought the ketapang "teabag" . They are aslp now. And I'm going to sleep.

P.S: I'm despretly finding females betta. So if anyone got any lobang, please tell me. I don't care is north, south, east or west. Went to quite a few fish shops but they don't take in any females betta anymore. As they die easily (that's what the pet shop uncle told me) .
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:39 PM   #15
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Dun get females until your fishes are confirm healthy.
If you stay in the west, can get from C328, got a decent selection there.
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