I'm at a loss as to what to do here...
I just got a new VT female a couple of days ago. She's young and very active betta. The problem is that she is CONSTANTLY savaging the bottom of the tank for pellets that are intended for the ghost shrimp and my lone cory. She did this the very first day I put her in her new home. The others don't get much of a chance to get to the pellets because she will swim like a mini-torpedo to the food just as soon as I drop it down. Lights on, lights off---makes no difference. The constant eating has left her stomach visibly swollen but she is still darting around the tank, so I'm not too worried, but I didn't feed the tank just as a precaution.
Well, earlier today I went by her tank and saw her with a ghost shrimp in her mouth---only the tail was visible. I freaked out and put the other shrimp in my older male betta's tank (he ignores them).
This has got to be the piggiest little thing I've ever come across, and it's very unusual for a betta to eat so soon. Should I be worried about parasites? Do you think my female could be harmed by eating so much? Here are a couple of pics of her bottom-feeding: