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Old 04-17-2010, 09:17 PM   #1 
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Feeding time! Wait no not you!

So I know overfeeding is bad, but a betta's gluttonous tendencies make that hard to avoid when you're trying to feed others in the same tank. How do I avoid this? I feel like my betta is starting to get fat.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:28 PM   #2 
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If Roy Cherry starts to bother my corys during feeding I will place my Rubik's Cube against the glass in front of where I've dropped the pellets. This usually keeps him distracted (or frightened) enough to stop pestering the cats as this is the only thing he will flare at.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:07 PM   #3 
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Unless you have a way of keeping him distracted during feed time like Kittles and Roy Cherry there's not much you can do. I've heard of people putting a mirror in front of the tank during feeding and that seems to keep the males distracted until the mirror is removed...just a suggestion.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:25 PM   #4 
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This is what I do every day. Tango got sick eventually from overeating. I had no choice.

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Old 04-17-2010, 10:33 PM   #5 
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I've used the breeding boxes like that before too. It certainly works.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #6 
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He looks pretty miffed in that box, haha.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:51 PM   #7 
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He looks pretty miffed in that box, haha.
Every time I have to use "the jail" or otherwise tick off my boys, I always have this image pop into mind.

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Old 04-17-2010, 11:06 PM   #8 
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Lol TigerLily I LOVE that pic!! It's awesome :P
I just put a mirror in front of my boys to keep them distracted. For some friends, this hasn't worked, for a few it has. It really depends on your betta. The only betta I have that doesn't pay attention to the mirror is Augie, but he doesn't flare at ANYTHING.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:07 AM   #9 
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Tango doesn't mind at first because he knows he gets fed in there but after 10 minutes he pretty much has that 'miffed' look. He can see through the bottom and he has to watch the corys eating below him. He looks like TigerLily's pic by that time. Hehehe.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:49 AM   #10 
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Lol that picture is priceless! You can put him in a breeding box that's like $5 or $6 at Petsmart or you can even cup him and float it in the tank.
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