What if my new Betta won eat?

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What if my new Betta won eat?

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This is a very common problem for new Betta owners. In most cases, it is not serious. The Betta is simply adjusting to it’s new home and surroundings. It may also be that the new food you are offering him does not sound appealing to him. I would suggest asking the pet store what they feed them when you purchase your betta. If you have already brought him home and already purchased food, then be patient. Bettas can go weeks with no food and survive, so he will not die because he hasn’t eaten in a few days. If after a few days he still has not eaten, do not offer him any food for another few days. The next time you offer him some, he may greedily gobble it up. If not, then I would resort to buying him the food he was used to. Loss of appetite is also a sign of illness. Although loss of appetite is very common with new bettas, it does not rule out that your betta may be sick. Many pet store bettas are not in the best health, so visit out illness page and rule out any illness he may have.

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