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Old 03-01-2015, 01:01 AM   #1
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Female Betta?

I have a five gallon tank with cherry shrimp, but I've heard that bettas will eat them. Is this just the males, or is it all of them? I would be fine with a less fancy female if it meant my shrimp were safe.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:02 AM   #2
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I've kept female bettas Amano shrimp without problems.

Female bettas are quite docile.
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Cherry shrimp are half the size of a SMALL Amano shrimp. My male betta never attacked shrimp, but all bettas have different personalities.
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I have heard bettas attack shrimp but mine leaves my ghost shrimp alone.


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I've kept ghost shrimp with my male betta and he didn't do anything to them until one they disappeared


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What I really wanted to know was if cherry shrimp would be okay, because those are the ones I have.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:41 PM   #7
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It's difficult to say, depends on the individual fish.

My scarlet badis pair don't even look at the RCS. On the other hand I've seen my less than 1" clown killies stalking blue rili shrimp far larger than themselves!

Edit: I was trying to find a centerpiece fish for my red rili tank, gave one of my sparkling gouramis a trial run after most folks agreed it should be ok. This gourami had a taste for shrimp though....
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