I picked up some algae wafers today; they're the same brand as the carnivore pellets I have (Hikari), but the algae wafers are HUGE compared to the carnivore pellets! What size are the shrimp pellets you guys are feeding, are they the same size as algae wafers? If one algae-wafer sized shrimp pellet is what they need, then I guess I've been underfeeding, because I only gave them one of the the teeny tiny little carnivore pellets!
I don't have a betta in their tank yet, I just finished cycling my tank and decided to add the cories first so the betta wouldn't have a chance to establish a territory. I'll probably start looking for a betta in a couple weeks; I want to give the tank time for the bioload to adjust to the cories first. But I'm definitely a little worried about my future betta eating the cory food...I've heard all about people having problems with that! I think I'll feed the cats with the lights out and hope he doesn't see!
I already love these little guys, they're so cute! I have a video I shot of them in my signature, they are just so much fun to watch!