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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just got 3 "whisker shrimp"

(apparently the only difference between whisker and ghost is their whiskers/antenna's)

Anways, I got 3 whisker shrimp today to put into my 5 gallon tank with Gibbs who I just got yesterday.

But now, that I read about someone's shrimp nibbling on their Betta's tail when it was sleeping, worries me. So, I'm not sure if I wanna keep them or take them back tomorrow.

Gibbs hasn't flared at them or gotten aggressive. He has looked at them and has checked them out but he has continued to swim around and go about his tank.

I have attached videos of the shrimp, just to make sure they won't hurt Gibb's and there also is a video if you go to http://weownedthattown.tumblr.com/po...tony-and-mcgee and you can watch him check them out.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 08:52 PM
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Well technically fish don't sleep, and I would be more worried about the shrimp then the betta.
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Well technically fish don't sleep, and I would be more worried about the shrimp then the betta.
no, betta's sleep/rest and i've read that as long as they're bigger shrimp, the betta won't think it's a snack.
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but i also read that certain shrimp have pinchers
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I don't know much about whisker shrimp. But I know that with ghost shrimp if they don't have the red joints then they are te aggressive kinds that you want to avoid. I honestly haven't even heard of whisker shrimp before, where did you purchase them? I kind of think that these might just be te ghost shrimp that you are supposed to avoid.

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I don't know much about whisker shrimp. But I know that with ghost shrimp if they don't have the red joints then they are te aggressive kinds that you want to avoid. I honestly haven't even heard of whisker shrimp before, where did you purchase them? I kind of think that these might just be te ghost shrimp that you are supposed to avoid.
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those are the little buggers that i got
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not sure if whisker shrimps are aggressive.

my amanos are growing 1 1/2" and very peaceful shrimps, almost look like a ghost shrimp and a whisker shrimp. they molt twice a week, at least I can count because they also clean up and eat their shell

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A quick google search on these guys says they get bigger, 1.5"- 2" and will kill and eat any fish, shrimp or snail they can. They are a predator species, I wouldn't keep them with a betta.
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A quick google search on these guys says they get bigger, 1.5"- 2" and will kill and eat any fish, shrimp or snail they can. They are a predator species, I wouldn't keep them with a betta.
oh.. well, then, i guess i will be taking them back tomorrow. shouldn't have even gotten them esp since the guy told me he's not normally in aquatics -_-
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