He's in a 10g tank with 6 neon tetras and 2 ghost shrimp. They all have the same food therefore I just feed them all at the same time. But Fyren (betta) has started to get WAY overweight. I've cut back on the amount of food I put in but I don't want to put in too little. Whenever I put it in, he's always right there and eats most of it. Any suggestion??
i feel your pain..i think my boy is getting to be a fatty too...but i only have him and a ghost shrimp...so i guess its my fault...im trying to cut down on his food no matter how much he begs
goodluck with your boy...hey better chubby then too skinny
What kind of food do you feed them? I got a suggestion awhile back when i accidentally overfed my sorority bloodworms. Someone suggested using tweezers and individually placing food in front of a fish. Not sure if it would work for your situation. But yeah - bettas are pigs and they will eat themselves to death. They don't know when they're full. You might try fasting him for a day or two to see if he can get rid of some excess weight :)
Your tetras should be fine for a day or two.
I wish I had answers to how to feed them separately, but I don't put my bettas in a community so never had to deal with that. I would say maybe if you can two-hand feed, entice him to go to one side of the tank and drop in the food right over him and while doing so, put just enough of the food on the other side for your tetras.
If feeding flakes, you may want to presoak them for a few seconds prior to feeding, sometimes they can cause bloating.