My bettas are little PIGGIES! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 182
My bettas are little PIGGIES!

10 gallon, with 5 bettas, 5 harlequin rasboras, one molly, one ghost shrimp.

Doesn't matter how I decieve them, those bettas chase down every particle of food I try to drop over to my rasboras and molly.

I will ussually start by deciving the bettas with their pellets, one at a time, and then with my other hand drop flakes right above the rasboras. and a wafer down to the molly (she really likes those).

Never fails, however. As soon as the rasboras realize what I'm doing, and send their "Scout" (as i've come to call him), the bettas know what is up and are having a frenzy on the flakes.

They get gorged and I have to stop feeding them altogether. (Has anyone seen a betta explode, I don't want to be the first, or last). They look like plump little grade-school bullies who've grabbed way too many twinkies from unsuspecting second graders!

The funny thing is that after Molly gets going on her wafer, and the ghost shrimp comes around to get his, the bettas come down and decide they have an interest in the wafer as well! They'll pick at it, lift it up, carry it around, drop it on the ground... they just don't want to let the shrimp or the molly have even a third as much food as them.

I think I'm going to start (man it'll be alot of extra work) putting each of the ladies in cups and feed them each in turns. Otherwise they're going to run into serious health problems.
Tinthalas Tigris is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 09:40 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,477
A lot of people have problems with this when they have other fish in the tank. You can get breeder traps and float them in that or like you said, cup them when it's feeding time.

BettaxFishxCrazy is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 10:53 AM
sstacy19's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 260
My guppies beat my boy sky to the food all the time, I have to wait til he sees me to drop in his food so I know he gets it..weird about it being the other way around.
sstacy19 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to Bettas - What fish mingle best with Bettas? Dannyboy Betta Fish Compatibility 14 05-25-2010 03:08 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome