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post #31 of 264 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Ghost shrimps are also commonly infected by horsehair worms. being transparent you can see these worms when you look closely at an infected shrimp. please be aware of this when buying. although these worms only infect shrimp, it's always gross to see a shrimp die and a worm come out...
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Wanna see Amano poo?
They made this much poo in 5 hours in a 5.5 gallon tank. But bear in mind, I have an algae infestation.

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Wanna see Amano poo?
They made this much poo in 5 hours in a 5.5 gallon tank. But bear in mind, I have an algae infestation.
and you have two amanos oO are they working hard?
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and you have two amanos oO are they working hard?
That too ;)
And yes they are. Every time I check on them their shifting, moving and being shrimpy.

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Make sure they dont get a taste of fish food before the job is done >.> I do suggest feeding them blanched veggies in the future so the betta doesnt stuff himself on algae wafers or something XD
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Make sure they dont get a taste of fish food before the job is done >.> I do suggest feeding them blanched veggies in the future so the betta doesnt stuff himself on algae wafers or something XD
Spike did that when I had to temporarily keep my baby common pleco in with him. We keep plenty of veggies in the house for the guinea pigs and our salads. So there will be plenty of lettuce for them.

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speaking of plecos, someone needs to do a thread on them. whoever thinks plecos are all huge have obviously never heard of the bulldog pleco >.>
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I'd like to know what people think about Rili shrimp. They're adorable, but I'm worried they'd be too small to be with a betta.
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I'd like to know what people think about Rili shrimp. They're adorable, but I'm worried they'd be too small to be with a betta.
Since Rili Reds are a mutation of the Red Cherry, I would follow aokashi's guidelines to owning Red Cherry Shrimp:

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Red Cherry Shrimp

One of the many variations of the NeoCaridina. The Neos consists of blue, white red and yellow variations and are one of the hardiest dwarf shrimps in the aquarium hobby. They can get quite pricy depending on where you are located, however, a good search in local aquarium clubs, or even on craigslist will get you some good deals on these guys.

I can only recommend full fledged females for the betta tank. These are the largest and have the highest chances of surviving a betta attack. I once made the terrible mistake of allowing a poor juvenile shrimplet slip from my net into the betta tank. needless to say, it barely had a second to enjoy its new found freedom in my NPT before it knew what hit it. And my betta, Kuro, certainly enjoyed a gourmet meal that night.
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