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Old 03-10-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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5.5g betta tank mates

So I have always kept bettas and other fish separately. I recently upgraded my favorite betta to a 5.5g from his 3g... I would love some shrimp but not sure how he will get along.

Who has had success with this? And if so what type of shrimp?

Side note... I also have a puffer in a separate tank. So I was thinking that if these shrimp start to breed by chance it would be okay because I can feed them to my puffer.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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Anybody??
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:36 AM   #3
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Amano shrimp would be your best bet if you want shrimp. I kept a few zebra danios in a 10 gallon, but that tank was almost twice the size of yours so I'm not sure how that would work.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:35 AM   #4
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Yeah I don't want any fish... Leaning more towards shrimp or snails. Does that kind breed easily?
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Pond snails are great for puffers but they WILL take over the tank..


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Yeah that's what I'm scared of
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #7
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Ghost shrimp would be what I would go with. A betta may eat a shrimp here and there, but ghost shrimp are like 50 cents and are harder for fish to see.


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Okay perfect thank you so much!
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Ya and ghost shrimp are probably the easiest breeding shrimp.
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Oh nice. Any recommendations on amounts of ghost shrimp?
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3 shrimp per betta I'd say.
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Ya and ghost shrimp are probably the easiest breeding shrimp.

Actually, I don't think they are. I'm fairly sure ghost shrimp need green water for their fry to live. I may be wrong, but that's what I've heard. Red cherry shrimp are easy to breed.


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I'm just looking for something cheap, easy to breed, and small enough for my puffers.
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Puffers prefer snails. I don't think shrimp would be a good long term choice for puffer food.


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Red cherry shrimp should breed readily, but if your betta decides to eat them they will be a lot easier for him to find, and they are much more expensive.


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Okay thank you. I just went to my lfs and they are givin me snails for free because of infestation
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What type of snails?


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They said mystery
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They said mystery

What do they look like? Mystery are quite big usually. I have no doubt a puffer could find a way to eat it though.


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Jut tons of tiny baby snails that are brown and round. Perfectly round no designs/patterns. I would take a picture but I can't at this time.
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