So today the rather innocent looking fish you see in my picture decided to try ghost shrimp and demolished one. I checked everywhere. it ceases to exist (and he has a belly that hints where he disappeared to). And then I picked up snails for each of the fish and today he decided to try snail as well and i`m pretty sure killed his in one fierce bite. So anyone have any suggestions to what i can do tank cleaner wise??? because he keeps eating his (besides me I am too big). So frustrating.
You may have more success with the shrimp if you offer TONS of hiding places for them. I think it's worth a shot with some cheap ghost shrimp. Something like java moss would offer good hiding, or something like a piece of aquarium tube, buried so shrimp can fit but there is no chance of your betta getting stuck in it.
LOL. Shrimp athletes only.
You could set up a shrimp only tank, or even a two gallon bowl, fill it with live plants. Buy some cherry shrimp, and they reproduce pretty well, and just stock whenever.
Of course I think the betta eating tons of shrimp would eventually cause some problems.