Please help my overly hungry betta

Blueberrybetta

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I just tried to feed my mystery snail an algae wafer for the first time today and my Betta went straight to it and starting chewing on it right away! I even fed beforehand too. Once my snail got ontop the wafer, my betta still attacked the wafer & eating it with my snail. He wouldnt stop, I had to open the lid many times so he'll swim up, but he'd go back down a minute after. It got so bad i had to take the wafer out and my snail barley got to eat any. Its been an hour now and my betta is still pecking the gravel, looking for the wafer.

He is so bloated now, never been bloated before and I am so stressed with him now
:( i plan on fasting him for a good 3 days, maybe more if need be.

How can I feed my snail and not have him eat it? No matter where I would to drop it, I know he would find it. Should I just remove my snail for feedings? Thanks
 

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Bettas will over eat very easily and i would feed your snail and betta at the same time maybe put the snails food on the side he is on and put the bettas food where he is i think it would distract the betta so your snail could eat hope this helps :)
 

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I have this same problem with my cories! My betta thinks he's a bottom feeder and always wants to eat with them haha! i always feed 2 sinking pellets, so Joey can try and eat one while the catfish eat the other, and eventually he gives up (at least for a bit) and they get that one too. try splitting your snail wafer into quarters or something? and maybe feed after the lights go out as well
 

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worst case just toss the snail in a tupperware container with some tank water and a wafer to feed it!
 

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This might be a little overkill but if you need to, you can fill the Betta cup (assuming you got him in one) with tank water, put him in it and let it float. Just so your snail can eat it in peace. I would try other's suggestions first though.
 

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I had this same problem when I had a mystery snail with my betta. I had to take the snail out and put him in a cup to feed. There was no way my betta wouldn’t just glom all of it, every single time.

I tried to give my snail snello once. Disaster. Simon was so bloated I thought he was going to die. He didn’t lol but he lived under his bridge for a few days.
 

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Blueberrybetta said:
I just tried to feed my mystery snail an algae wafer for the first time today and my Betta went straight to it and starting chewing on it right away! I even fed beforehand too. Once my snail got ontop the wafer, my betta still attacked the wafer & eating it with my snail. He wouldnt stop, I had to open the lid many times so he'll swim up, but he'd go back down a minute after. It got so bad i had to take the wafer out and my snail barley got to eat any. Its been an hour now and my betta is still pecking the gravel, looking for the wafer.

He is so bloated now, never been bloated before and I am so stressed with him now
:( i plan on fasting him for a good 3 days, maybe more if need be.

How can I feed my snail and not have him eat it? No matter where I would to drop it, I know he would find it. Should I just remove my snail for feedings? Thanks
How much r u feeding him. Sorry this is a little off topic.
 

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