Join Date: May 2012
Location: In progress to California
I've got ghost shrimp in with my pig of a crowntail. What I usually do is use a turkey baster, fill it up all the way with tank water (even into the bulb, though many many will say that's a no-no, I do it anyway), and put that water in a small container like the betta cup. Then I take a small pinch of flakes (decently small pieces), and add in another full squirt of tank water so most of the flakes are sinking. Then, using the baster again, I'll suck up bunches of flakes and push them to the bottom of the tank where I know my ghosties like to hang out. Sonas will cruise the bottom for leftovers, but if I keep him distracted with his own food at the top of the tank, it generally gives the shrimp enough time to find a decent meal before he starts chasing them around. Only the first time I did this I had a problem where he ate almost all of the flakes, but I've learned a few things since then and now he only gets a few.