I know one of the most common mistakes that novices make is overfeeding. On the flipside, however, I don't want my fishies to be hungry. (Rather than make two threads, one for each fish forum, I just stuck it in here. I apologize if I picked the wrong forum (yet again) ) I have a male betta and a bristlenose pleco. I'm not sure of the age of the pleco, but she's about two inches long. Under normal conditions (I'm currently possibly battling constipation with my pleco, so I'm feeding her less) I give the male betta about 4 pellets (small round ones; I'm pretty sure it's this stuff but not positive, and I'm away from the tank ). Is this too much? Not enough? (I doubt it's too much, but from what I know it's better for fish to be slightly underfed than overfed, if anything.) How much do you recommend I give him? I used to give the BN pleco one algae wafer per day, but now that I know this can cause constipation, I've only actually given her half of one since. I've tried peas (without the skins) but she won't touch them. Two nights ago I fed her thin slices of zucchini and cucumber, one of each (which she absolutely demolished, nothing left but a tiny strip of skin, and I think she even ate some of that). The strips were probably about 1/8" each. I was sort of surprised how much of it she ate, though only about half was eaten by morning, and she finished off the rest while I was gone for the day. Should I feed her again tonight? Is this an okay amount of food for two days, or does this sound like a daily meal? Sorry if that sounds kind of rambly, I'm having a hard time organizing my thoughts this evening! Thank you for any information.