I'm really embarrassed to admit this but I'll swallow my pride. I've had betta before and I've had other fish before but never have I combined the 2. Well last night I took the plunge and bought the beauty at the store. The I realized, uh-oh, how do I feed him so he gets the proper food and the other faster fish don't eat his food? There are female guppies in there, a platy (the last of them, I'm not going to be adding more), and red phantom tetra. The betta has been hiding and only comes out for short periods of time, he might swim around the bottom but he is pretty scared. He really likes the little driftwood cave and my staurogyne repens carpet and will wedge himself in between the plants. I worry by the time he decides to come up for food everything will be gone. Suggestions and help is much appreciated! Isn't he a beauty! He's from my Petco, I couldn't believe it!