Shrimpy is unique in many ways. One of those ways is that it allows you to segment your funds into portfolios. Although these funds are pooled into a single exchange account, Shrimpy will be able to keep each portfolio separate on Shrimpy by tracking which funds are in which portfolio on Shrimpy.
A portfolio with no automation strategy will not perform trades. The assets it contains are essentially considered "protected" or "blacklisted" from Shrimpy. At any time, an automation strategy can be started for a portfolio to have Shrimpy begin trading them again.
Now that we know how to manage multiple portfolios, we can easily segment our funds in a way that separates our BNB, KCS, or any other asset from being traded on Shrimpy. I specify BNB and KCS because these are assets that can be used to pay for trading fees, so it is a popular strategy on Shrimpy to separate these funds from other portfolios so they are not traded.
This is done by transferring any asset we don't want Shrimpy to trade into a separate portfolio that does not have an automation strategy.
It is not required to stop your automation to perform a balance transfer, but you are unable to perform a balance transfer during a rebalance. Due to this, it is recommended that you pause trading during the balance transfer process.
Now that you have separate portfolios, make sure the portfolio with no automation is the "Default Portfolio". The reason we want the portfolio with no automation strategy to be the default portfolio is because any deposits, withdrawals, or trades will be funneled into the default portfolio. This acts as a nice staging area to move funds into and out of your Shrimpy automated strategies.
It also ensures that the funds which are deposited into your exchange account are not automatically traded by Shrimpy (because the new funds will get added to your default portfolio which does not have an automation strategy).
If you haven't already purchased the asset that you will be using for trading fees, you can do this by transferring some funds into your default portfolio (that will be used to buy the trading fee asset). Once those funds have been transferred, you can use the "Trading Tab" to execute individual trades to buy the trading fee asset.
Whenever more funds are needed for the trading fee asset, all you will need to do is transfer more funds into your default portfolio, then once again use the trading tab to execute trades to buy the asset for trading fees.
Don't hesitate to reach out through Shrimpy using the "Support Chat" if you have any questions!