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Old 03-01-2013, 07:23 AM   #1 
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Feeding question

My Betta loves the hikari algae wafers I feed my corys. I have to feed him a few pellets and stick the wafer in while he is not looking so that my corys can get a few nibles at it. Then he sniffs it out and tears it up.

I think he is over eating. His belly gets so full it looks like he is pregnant. How can I feed my corys and keep him from stealing the wafer? Is seperating him the only option?
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Common problem, mine do the same thing with anything I put in the tank; algae wafers or veggies. You can drop the wafers after lights out or early in the morning before lights come on. I don't drop wafers/veggies everyday because I want my snails & such to do their clean up job.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #3 
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Catfish are mostly night feeders anyway. Put them in after dark.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #4 
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I thought cory's, especially albino corys were day time fish... I guess if I didn't in the morning before Sir reginald gets up it might help...

I usually get up early enough that I can drop a pellet in there and it will be a hour or 2 before the light comes on...
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I thought cory's, especially albino corys were day time fish...
All catfish are primarily night feeders. Albinos are no different. Cories will get active during daylight hours due to the activity level of the aquarium. If you ever doubt this, put a moonlight bulb on your tank and watch what goes on in the dark. They are hilarious!!!!!!!
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