How to keep shrimp / crab away during feeding Anemone
OK. Strange question.
Here is the problem. I feed my anemone every couple days a syringe of thawed mysis shrimp. Immediately upon doing that both shrimp and even the occasional hermit crabs come out of nowhere and start stealing the food away from the anemone. Even when he clamps down on the food they steal it out of his mouth while chewing so to speak.
So far I've basically had to sho them away with the dropper just so the guy can eat.
Any ideas? They are greedy little critters.
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