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Old 10-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #1 
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Betta eating tetra food

So a few weeks ago I added my betta to my 10 gallon with a school of tetras. Since then all has been well and they are sharing the tank happily. However, my problem is that my betta eats all of the tetra food. Not quite all of it, but enough to make his belly expand so that he looks rather bloated. I'm not sure if I should keep feeding him his betta pellets because he looks so full already and he continues to eat the tetra food. I'm worried that he will have problems if he continues to eat their food and his. He has never been bloated before because he was on his own in a small tank. Obviously I need to feed the tetras, but how do I do that without giving him the opportunity to gobble up the flakes on the surface? Do I have to separate him when feeding them?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #2 
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You may have to separate him. I have the same problem when I drop algae wafers for my 2 CAE's & snail, my female Bettas will eat their own pellets & then eat on the wafers, one female is so bad she looks about to pop. You can get a breeder box or something that'll float in the tank, put your Betta into that to feed him & then feed the tetras normally in the tank, once the tetras are done eating release him back. He'll get trained that's his food place.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #3 
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Yeah, I thought that this might be necessary.
Thanks! Do you know where I might purchase one of these?
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #4 
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You can actually use any plastic bowl, I use an opaque tupperware bowl when I need to separate someone out temporarily, it works like a charm. But if you want an actual breeder box, Petsmart, Petco, or look online at Amazon, Dr's Foster & Smith, Petsolutions.com.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:19 AM   #5 
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Oh my god Im having this same problem at the moment! :(
Really frustrating!
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