Last night I made a last ditch effort to not have to scoop Zeus into his original cup for feeding time. It was blood worm night. I had the flake for the shrimp in 1 hand and blood worms in the other with the angry stick handy, and algae tab for the ottos on the ready as well.
I lured Zeus over to the top right corner and added blood worms and flake at the same time. The shrimp saw the flake and made it there in time, then I added the algae tab for the otto's. Zeus still just eating blood worms!
Well he finished his worms then went and ate all the left over crumbs from the shrimps flake food, then went and ate 25% of the algae wafer. i tried enticing him away from it with the angry stick (black dowel rod) but the did not care, he would let me push him away or in circles as his mouth stayed clenched on the algae tab.... Silly betta you are a carnivore, algae is non digestible plant matter for you. His belly got really swollen from over eating, again he was not fed breakfast today even though his belly was back to normal.
Looks like I will have to scoop him out to feed him. I thought betta were supposed to be finicky eaters, all others I have had were, not this guy, nope. I think he'll eat anything that will fit in his mouth.