You can probably let it go if your fish doesn't immediately stop what it's doing and rush up to the surface to eat right away.
But what if you find your betta fish not eating at all, ignoring the food, even though it knows that it is there? Perhaps your fish is spitting up the food right after chewing on it. Perhaps it just looks at the food and swims right past it.
If that happens once in a while, you could probably let it go.
But if your fish continues to ignore food for more than just a couple of feedings, then it may definitely be a cause for concern.
And obviously if your fish is spending most of its time docile, idling at the bottom of the fish tank, and not bothering to come up for food, then something is definitely wrong.
So if you find your betta fish not eating at all, then it is time to take some immediate action:
1. Completely clean and sterilize your fish's tank to kill any bacteria or fungus.
2. Remove or replace any plants that show signs of deterioration.
3. Clean or replace the rocks.
4. Purify the water with water treatment solution made especially for bettas.
Observe your betta's physical appearance for any discoloration, deterioration, fading, or unusual protrusions, or anything that could be an indication of poor betta fish health.
You have rescued your betta's life from the pet store's tiny cup. Now you must learn how to make your betta into the most comfortable, safe, and cared-for fish in the world. If you are a true betta fish lover or animal enthusiast in general, then you should know that taking care of betta fish involves a great deal more than just doing the bare minimum, which is to change its water and feed it. There is a lot more involved in properly caring for your fish, such as water quality, water temperature, the nature of the fish's habitat in terms of volume of space, rocks, plants, lighting conditions, whether or not you wish to breed your fish, and your fish's social interactions with other fish versus being kept in isolation. If you want to keep your fish healthy, beautiful, active, energetic, and alive for as long as possible, then you have to be willing to go the extra mile in order to provide a better quality of life for your fish. And it all starts with a little bit of education.
Taking care of betta fish can truly be an extremely rewarding experience, so why not go the extra mile and learn everything that there is to know about the proper care, feeding, and nurturing of our little marine friends, the betta splendens (otherwise known as siamese fighting fish)?
Who else wants a beautiful, healthy betta fish, swimming happily in a stunning tank, without having to spend a bundle or constantly worry about your betta's health?
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Article Added on Monday, December 28, 2009
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