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I have a pack of 13 neons as well as some other tetra types, a GBR, bristlenose, and 6 ottos in my 35g bowfront, and I have noticed that when I feed them (using standard tropical flakes) that even though the food is completely consumed by the fish population within 1-2 minutes, there are always 1 or 2 neons that clearly overeat. It appears to be the same ones everytime that legitimately eat until they are SO bloated that they cannot swim properly. So far none have died from this and return to normal in a few hours. I am just wondering if this is something I should worry about, has anyone else seen this happen?

Again I really don't think I am over feeding, typically they are only fed once maybe twice per day and not every day either. Also like I said there is never any leftover food, it is all consumed.
 

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When feeding flakes or any other dehydrated forms of food, always adjust for saturation. The dry foods can cause bloat in the fish which can kill them. If you have some overeating that much, I would reduce the amounts being fed and possibly try to alternated times of feeding and maybe types of food. Something that sinks a bit faster might help. I like using nls because of the nutritional value, but also because it's a little easier to control when and where it goes during feeding times. I pre soak for a few minutes in a separate fish only dish and use a feeding tube or baster to direct where the food is going and how much gets there. I also alternate between nls and frozen foods such as brine shrimp, blood worms, beef heart, Daphnia, glassworms, tubifex, krill, mysis, and a few other. Variety will ensure that your fish are happy and healthy and it lasts longer than you may think. Also, if you're having fish that consume so much, you may want to try feeding a de shelled pea once per week to help clean out their insides. I do this generally the day before a tank Cleaning and water change.

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