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Old 10-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Feeding problem - Bettas and Corys

So I have a Bettas and corydoras. Whenever I feed my Betts, its usually flakes and I feed the corydoras sinking wafers. Recently however, I notice that my Betts is beginning to eat the sinking wafers and the corys aren't getting that much of it!

Also, I found one of my corydoras burrowing into the sponge I placed on the hanging filter's suction stick for the bettas tail. I took him out but he was Rly injured. He can swim and all but his fins r bleeding. I guess the Cory was looking for food and tried going in but couldnt get out. What do I do yo fix the feeding prob and to heal my Cory?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Bettas are piglets & very sorry your Cory is hurt. Do you have any way to QT your Cory? What will be best for him is LOTS & LOTS of fresh water. If he has open wounds there is a possibly infection could set in & you want to avoid that if at all possible so frequent water changes will be necessary. As for the feeding delimna there are a couple of things you could try, feed the Cory's after lights out. You could segregate the Betta in a breeder box or something for feeding time, feed the Betta in segragation, drop the sinking food & wait an hour or so or once you see the Cory's have eaten then release the Betta. It may not work in the beginning because everyone will need to re-adjust to this new scenario but eventually the Betta will associate the box with feeding time. My female Bettas will eat their pellets & then still eat the Algae wafers I drop for the CAE's & snail so you're problem is not uncommon.
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