Why is he not eating ?
My new betta isn’t eating. I’ve had him for about a week and have tried to give him bloodworms. He hasn’t eaten since I got him. The tank temperature is 60. I’m very worried about him. Please help!
Please help. It’s been 3 weeks and he is still not eating.
- noselessmanLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Bettas need a heated tank, they like it hotter then even the average tropical fish, a temperature of 78-82 would be ok.
Get an adjustable thermometer, start it on the lowest possible setting, and turn it up the smallest amount you can, every 6 hours or more, so that you dont shock him.
- RavenLv 51 month ago
Obviously you did zero research before buying a betta. Do the right thing, buy a tank heater! A lamp is NOT going to work. Plus, you shut it off at night (I hope you do this, fish need a dark period to sleep just like we do) and the water loses what little heat it gained from the lamp. If you don't want to meet the requirements the fish requires to thrive, then you should bring it back to the pet store. It is cruel otherwise.
- *****Lv 71 month ago
That's far too cold for a Betta. You need a heater in the tank. Temperature should be within a couple degrees of 80F. Putting it under a lamp isn't going to cut it.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
maybe you should take him to the vet