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post #231 of 264 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:34 AM
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Unhappy betta + ghost shrimp = very full fish

My husband and I recently got a crown tail and a ghost shrimp.... we have a 1.5 gallon tank(oh and I have had bettas before but never with another animal) at first the betta didn't seem to mind at first being the first 5 minutes... And then our crown tail so lovingly named sir lancalot started to chase the shrimp around... me having owned several dogs figured they were just "getting to know eachother" it was late so we went to bed.. well the next morning the little shrimp was nowhere to be found and we had a very full fish...... turns out getting to know eachother consisted of the poor little guy swimming for his life...
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post #232 of 264 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 09:01 AM
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Lol pour ghost shrimp...mine never lasted more than a week each time I got them.
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lol my bettas love eating ghost shrimps =< i brought a totaly of 10, all of them ended up dinner =(

My very last 2, i tried to put in wiht my baby betta hoping i can get the baby to get use to the tiny shrimp. My baby ate him =(
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Would blue velvet amano and yellow fire shrimp do ok?
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prepare to get brown babies if you put neons with neons :)
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post #236 of 264 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:05 AM
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Would blue velvet amano and yellow fire shrimp do ok?
no they look like" look at me, I am a delicious betta meal" their color attract attention. If ghost shrimps do not survive, i doubt it any bright colored ones would.

HOWEVER, lots of hiding places for the shrimps might help. For example, I have a driftwood covered with marimo moss. It is hollow inside, so the 4 amano shrimps found refuge there because the betta could get to them.

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post #237 of 264 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 01:29 PM
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One of my amano shrimps is carrying eggs, and I'm so depressed they won't live. :( Really wish they were able to reproduce in freshwater!!! I love my amanos!
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Oh no D:
I love mine too T_T
update us on what happens. does she drop her eggs... or do they hatch ...?
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post #239 of 264 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 03:35 PM
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Mine has had her eggs now since the beginning of February and she is still fanning them when I see her. They have turned from a dark grey to a brownish color.

10 gallon planted - HMDT male betta, 4 peppered corys, assassin snails, Amano shrimp
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29 gallon sorority planted [journal] - 6 females, 4 bronze corys, trumpet & nerite snails, 3 Amano shrimp
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Mine has had her eggs now since the beginning of February and she is still fanning them when I see her. They have turned from a dark grey to a brownish color.
mine is dark grey and still fanning, too. and does she have a gigantic appetite. she even bumped my piggy Curious Grace in pursuit of food but CG beat her to it.

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