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Old 09-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #1 
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Need help with feeding fish!

So I had asked in my other thread why my female betta was so fat. Rohland had said it might be from over feeding and I thought not because I was hand feeding each girl 2 pellets in the morning and at night. Well now all the girls look fat so I sat and watched to see what could be going on. I watched two of the girls chase away my corydora's from their sinking wafer...So how do i feed the corydora's and not over feed the girls?
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:23 PM   #2 
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A feeder made out of a household object maybe. A glass baby bottle would work. put the food inside of it and burrow the lip into the substrate until it's big enough so the Corys can get in but small enough so your Betta can't. You could try putting it in the tank a few times without any food so they can get used to it. Hope it works!
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:18 PM   #3 
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I have a breeding trap that I use. If you don't have one of those, you could use a fishnet too.
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How would I use a fishnet?
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:39 AM   #5 
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Yeah I think they maybe right, Your little piggies could be eating someone elses food.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:52 AM   #6 
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My girls are such fatties! I never had this problem with Elmer lol
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:58 AM   #7 
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Oh also you could try feeding your corydoras at night. They use their barbels to feel for their food, they dont need to actually see it.

Edit. Also just wondering.. can your female bettas see the male bettas?
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How would I use a fishnet?
Like a bredding trap, just scoop them up in the fish net and keep them there until your Corys are finished eating
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Like a bredding trap, just scoop them up in the fish net and keep them there until your Corys are finished eating
wish that would work with me. Mine are very casual eaters.
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Oh also you could try feeding your corydoras at night. They use their barbels to feel for their food, they dont need to actually see it.

Edit. Also just wondering.. can your female bettas see the male bettas?

I don't think they can see him but I'm not 100% sure.
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