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Old 03-21-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Shrimp in Betta Tank

I have set up a 5 gallon tank that's going to house one betta. I want to add some shrimp too, preferably ghost shrimp or RCS. It's a planted tank with anacharis, hornwort, one Amazon sword and one Anubias nana. Is this enough cover for shrimp?

I am also thinking of getting one of those ceramic ornaments with a bunch of tiny holes in them for the shrimp to hide in if the betta I eventually get is trying to munch on them. Will this work or will the shrimp just no know that they need to hide?

Will adding the shrimp first lessen the aggressiveness of the betta? I heard that they just assume they are part of the environment if the shrimp are there before the betta is. Has anybody tested this out?

Another thing, will RCS draw more aggro from a betta because they are red? If yes, I might just go with ghost shrimp.







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I have two ghost shrimp with a betta in a 2.5 gal and haven't had any problems yet. Mine have far less cover than yours. You should be fine but every betta is different.

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I don't think you can delete it. Maybe the mods can. No biggie. My fear is that I've pasted the "wrong" link to an image on a post. "How did that get there? I must have a virus of someone hacked my device" 😇


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I don't think you can delete it. Maybe the mods can. No biggie. My fear is that I've pasted the "wrong" link to an image on a post. "How did that get there? I must have a virus of someone hacked my device" 😇


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I almost did that yesterday! I would have had to delete my account and never show my face again in the aquarium hobby.


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I don't think you can delete it. Maybe the mods can. No biggie. My fear is that I've pasted the "wrong" link to an image on a post. "How did that get there? I must have a virus of someone hacked my device" 😇


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Nice to know I'm not the only one that makes mistakes like this. Worst part is you usually don't notice until somebody points it out.
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Nigel - Clear your cache and browser history. Keep things just between you and the NSA.


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