Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2014, 04:45 AM   #1 
samhughes543
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Adf feeding problem with Betta.

Hi folks,

My Betta Peaches is in a 6 gallon tank with 2 ADF,they get along fine and have been for some time now, the only problem is feeding, because the ADF take ageees to find food, Peaches has already gobbled it all up before they get to it.

As a solution i drop the ADF food in a little saucer so they know it is in the same place and have a big net which i put Peaches in just up the corner of the tank, this net is about half the size of the tank so he has plenty of room to swim around, he is in this for a maximum of 10 minutes.

Long story short, is this net going to stress him out?
samhughes543 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 04:47 AM   #2 
samhughes543
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Bit of added info, Peaches gets fed every day with his normal flake food and bloods worm on alternative days same as when the frogs are fed theirs.
samhughes543 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:02 AM   #3 
Briz
Member
 
Briz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
What you could actually do is net up the ADFs, hold the net "opening" above the water so the betta can't swim in (but keep the net "content" with the frog(s) in the water!) and drop the food in the net. Then the food is right near them and they will not have to fight for it. Myself and others have used this method with good results. Sometimes the frog will even learn to approach the net because they know it means feeding time!
Briz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:22 AM   #4 
samhughes543
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Wouldn't the food just fall right through? They get bloodworms and pellets alternative days
samhughes543 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:29 AM   #5 
Briz
Member
 
Briz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
You would have to use a fine-cloth net. Like the ones at Petsmart (Top Fin) or one like this... I haven't seen a lot of fish nets that have holes big enough for food to go through them.
Briz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:31 AM   #6 
samhughes543
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Ok great thank you, i will have a look for some nets :) Is there much risk of the frogs hopping out?
samhughes543 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:46 AM   #7 
Briz
Member
 
Briz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oklahoma
I never had that happen! Here's a Youtube video with a woman showing how she feeds her frogs with this method: link
Briz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crafty way to seperate Betta and ADF for feeding..... MyBettaJack Betta Fish Care 5 09-26-2013 07:24 PM
Problem with ADF. Lyshymo Betta Fish Compatibility 1 02-15-2013 08:20 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.