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Old 08-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #1 
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Im worried my bettas are gonna get to fat as when i put the wafers in the tank for my cories they grab and run with them before they even get to the bottom,
and the poor cories are left wondering whats going on with their lunch.

Is there any advice on how best to deal with this?
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #2 
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Easy.... drop the wafer in after you turn off the lights.

Hope you only put in 2 wafers at the most. But depends on what size it is. Some of the wafers I have are the size of a thumb and others are the size of your pinky. Any fish food that falls on the bottom of the tank will be eaten by the cories.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #3 
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Easy.... drop the wafer in after you turn off the lights.

opps... weird, anyone else having lag issue with the forum today?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #4 
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opps... weird, anyone else having lag issue with the forum today?
Yep seems we all are.

The wafers are fingernail size and i put in three...so 2 cories per wafer.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #5 
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Fingernail from which finger? I've got some the size of a thumb nail (green Hakari wafers) and almost bought some that were the size of a pinky nail (orange-ish Hakari wafers) for my otos. Two completely different sizes, but both the size of a fingernail.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #6 
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They are hikari sinking wafers..but they dont get the chance to sink lol.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #7 
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and both the ones I mentioned are Hakari sinking wafers XD Is it a green bag with big wafers - pretty much just algae and veggies - or is it the orange bag with small wafers - contains shrimp/krill, I believe. If its the Orange Hakari, then it makes a lot of sense why the bettas will go after it, because the taste of shrimp is very appetizing to them. The almost strictly algae/veggie wafers aren't as tasty to carnivorous fish like bettas (though some still eat them).
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #8 
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There's an easier method.

You could just cup your Betta while the Cories eat. Done. :)
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #9 
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It is the orange bag so that makes sense..and its 4 bettas soon to be 9,perhaps time to change the cories food.
Any suggestions welcome.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #10 
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This happened to me as well - my betta would hog all the food in the tank and chase away anything that tried to eat. I ended up having to grind the cory pellets up so the betta doesn't see/realize there is cory food on the substrate.
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