Betta and Ghost Shrimp - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amandalynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington, IN
Posts: 19
Betta and Ghost Shrimp

I have a male Betta in a two-gallon (US) tank with a heater and filter. I've heard/read that ghost shrimp will live fine with a betta. Is my tank roomy enough for the both of them? Has anyone had any problems with the two being together? Thanks!
amandalynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 10:56 PM
Member
 
tangy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11
I dont believe bettas take interest in inverts tho it would be nice to upgrade your betta to at least a 5 gallon tank. That would be great for the both species. :D
tangy is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amandalynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington, IN
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by tangy
I dont believe bettas take interest in inverts tho it would be nice to upgrade your betta to at least a 5 gallon tank. That would be great for the both species. :D
I'd love to be able to upgrade, and it is in my plans for the future. At the moment, however, I lack the space.

Other than that, I guess they'd be okay? Everything I've read seems to indicate they'd be fine together.
amandalynn is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 01:12 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lupin Information Super Highway/Goldfish Information Super Highway
Posts: 520
Provide plenty of plants for the shrimps to hide in case the betta tries to divebomb them.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 08:58 AM
SST
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 211
It really depends on the personality of your betta. Some will tolerate tank mates and some will eat 'em. LOL. It'll be an experiment. Providing cover for the shrimp is an excellent idea. Let us know how it goes.

Susan
SST is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
amandalynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington, IN
Posts: 19
So far, so good. I've had the shrimp in the tank for about half an hour. My betta has flared his gills at it a few times, but seems to have no desire to make it a meal! Hopefully they can continue to co-habitate peacefully!
amandalynn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ghost Shrimp+Betta=?? Austin Betta Fish Compatibility 4 03-11-2010 10:07 PM
Betta & Ghost Shrimp Red Betta Betta Fish Compatibility 18 05-23-2009 10:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome