Originally Posted by Micho
RCS' are nice additions to tanks, but they're quite expensive where I come from. Ghost shrimps are much cheaper. Plus I would try ghost shrimps first or whichever one is cheaper, because if your Betta decides to kill them, it won't burn a hole in your pocket.
i cant get cherry shrimp where i'm at, but places stock ghost shrimp as feeders. they're interesting to watch.
my betta has been getting bored in his 10gal and he has killed some, though. i dont know how he kills them cause his mouth is so small. i saw him take a nip at one and it was just dead after that. maybe heart attack.
ghost shrimp do eat algae, but they prefer the flakes and bloodworms you give your fish. they dont eat enough algae to make a dent in it.