barbs eat food faster than others can get to it! any suggestions

  1. clark12

    clark12 Member Member

    I've tried flake on one side and hurry up and throw pellets for the fire mouths. barbs apparently have radar. I've tried all pellets hoping the FM will grab one and go like my shellies in the other tank. nope! i know they're new and survival will kick in but i feel bad they aren't getting much at all.
  2. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

    That's the nature of Barbs, not a good tankmate for slow-feeding fish. They're very prone to becoming obese because of it. All I can suggest is swap them for something else....