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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Problem with my female betta overeating

A few days ago my female bettas (Lulu) little 1 gallon tank developed a hairline crack so i went out and got her a 3 gallon eclipse and a little peppered cory as a tank friend. They've been getting along pretty well but Lulu LOVES the corys bottom feeder food and has been overeating. I tried feeding the cory at night but Lulu was so fast she still had time to gobble up a bunch of the pellet before i shut off the light. I don't want to deny food to the cory- any ideas on how to keep her away from his food?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 04:01 PM
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Cories should be kept in groups of at least 3. I suggest a bigger tank.

You could net her while you feed the cory. It would be easier to keep her from the food if she was in a bigger tank.

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Cories are schooling fish and need groups or 4 or more to be happy.
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Decided you guys were right- took the cory back to the pet store and traded him for some ghost shrimp
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