Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southwestern Connecticut, USA
Are they very small? When I was a kid (this is going back some ... ) most of the LFS' offered small (1/8 - 1/4") neons for about a quarter apiece. Given a flake or two, they'd balloon up, but digest quickly and return to their normal shape.
I never seem to see them that tiny any more . . .
As for a solution, I'd start with smaller, more frequent meals if you can manage it.