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Old 07-11-2011, 12:23 AM   #1 
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Feeding Cory Cats With Bettas

I'm planning on putting my four panda cory cats in with my sorority soon but I'm a little worried for a few reasons. One is the cories are still pretty small, only an inch long so I worry about them getting lost in the bigger tank or getting picked on. Also, I'm not sure about feeding them. My girls are gluttons, I'm afraid they'll eat all the cories' food and get bloated. I know you're supposed to feed the pandas at lights out but my girls never seem to sleep. Any tips would be appreciated. Should I leave my cories in their quarantine tank until they're bigger or not put them in at all?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:36 AM   #2 
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For the cats, feed them a sinking pellet. That is what I did with my cats and they did great (now living in my mom's tank). Just toss the pellet in and turn off the light. Should work just fine. Most of the time bettas don't like to eat off the bottom.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:44 AM   #3 
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Okay. They're getting Hikari Sinking Wafers right now but it takes them all night to eat. I was afraid the girls would swoop down and eat everything. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:13 AM   #4 
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If it is taking them all night to eat, are there still leftovers in the morning? If that is the case, you are definitely overfeeding. You can always break the pellets in half. I had 4 cats and they got one pellet a night. I broke them in half and sometimes only gave them half. Other times I would still break it in half so it dissolved faster.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:25 AM   #5 
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Thanks, I wondered about that. There's usually no leftovers in the morning but I still think I'm overfeeding. Do you feed one pellet per cat or one for all four? And what brand do you use?
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I feed 2 but I might go over to 1... My betta will eat off the bottom.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:11 AM   #7 
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That's what I'm worried about. :/ Hmm. My room is never completely dark because of various other lights on here and there, I wonder if that's why my fish never seem to sleep. What do you feed your corys, fishman?
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Wardley Shrimp formula pellets- They were $5 at petco.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #9 
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I should try those. I think the Hikari Sinking Wafers are too big.
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They are pretty small. My cories are usually all over them by the time they reach the bottom. All 4 were eating from the same one last night.
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