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    So I recently added a paradise fish (not sure what kind exactly) to my tank of 5 diamond tetra's. They seem to be getting a long fine and the new fish is adjusting to the tank. I fed them this morning and the tetra's snagged all the flakes while the paradise fish just kinda sat in the middle of it all confused. As soon as he would go for a piece of food it would be gobbled up. I'm worried he's not going to get enough food. Any suggestions on how to make sure he is properly fed?
    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

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    You could try spot feeding him, use a turkey baster or something to get the food close to him. Feed the other fish first at other end of tank, to distract them and give your paradise a chance.

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    Hmm ok I'll give that a try tonight. Might take some training I suppose.

    edit: So I just dumped the food right on him lol and he got some pieces. Think he just might need some getting used to the competition.
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    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

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    Yes, I went to a petco and bought a syringe and also use a turkey baster. Just put it right next the fish and make sure it sees it. To prevent the other fish from eating it, feed the whole tank, then target feed your fish.

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    Thanks for the advice. If he seems to be having trouble over the next few days competing for food I'll head to the grocery store and pick up a small baster.
    10g- 5 diamond tetra, 1 oto, 1 albino BN pleco, 1 assassin snail and 2 blue shrimp. Heavily planted tank.

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