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post #21 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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I can tell you I tried cherry shrimp with my betta and it did not work out well for the cherries. I now have ghost shrimp in with him and they get along fine. The ghost shrimp are a little larger so he leaves them be.
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I always was, as well! I just always would have one dog at a time. Last three were rescue Pits. Just that span was for about 30 years. :) I appreciate spirit in living things. Your little boy seems to posses Betta-Attitude!!
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I would just like to say great job on rescuing the pits! I personally have a lab but a few of my friends have pits and I feel they get a bad rep. (sorry for the highjack)
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Oh, any algae wafer would work for shrimp, but I also got NLS Crustacean and Fluval Shrimp food for variety.

About 5-10 Red Cherry or Crystal Shrimp per 1 gal.
YOU TANK MUST BE FULLY CYCLED before having shrimps as they are sensitive to ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. they will die or jump out if the water parameters are off.

Shrimp only tanks allow the shrimps to thrive and roam freely.

Look out for different needs of different species for temperature, pH, hardness, intra-breeding problems, etc.

These are good sights:
http://www.alphaprobreeders.com/pages/Shrimp-Care.html

http://www.planetinverts.com/for_the_newcomer.html

Shrimp Safe Meds:
http://scapeclub.org/forum/showthrea...nes-Treatments

Shrimp Compatibaility Check:
http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/article...lity-chart.php

Thanks for all the awesome info! I think I *almost* have hubby convinced I need a separate tank for the shrimp!


Oh and no problem about the hijack! I LOVE pits! Awesome dogs! <3
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Thanks for all the awesome info! I think I *almost* have hubby convinced I need a separate tank for the shrimp!


Oh and no problem about the hijack! I LOVE pits! Awesome dogs! <3
shrimps are fun to have, especially when they have babies...oh another reason for a shrimp=only tank...
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There is no way I could also do a rabbit snail in the 4 gallon with a betta and two shrimp right? They are so cool! I am working on hubby to let me bring the old 10 gallon tank I have in the basement up to clean and plant so I can have a second tank, but that may still take some convincing! ;)

If I do the second 10 gallon I think I would put the shrimp in there so I could have more. Then maybe either another make betta or possibly do a sorority. I also LOVE bristlenosed plecos, so would love a "normal" colored one (not an albino) if I set up that tank too.....oh the possibilities! LOL!
You could also divide the ten gallon for more males, but then you would still want a sorority so you'd have to get another ten gal... ahhhh... The downward spiral of aquarium addiction. Lol.
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Hmmmm! Lots to think about! I am thinking I may do a shrimp tank with and oto and maybe a few rabbit snails! Thanks so much everyone for all the info and ideas!
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Will the shrimp come up to the surface to get the pellets? My betta likes the floating ones.
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Petshrimp.com is good to in their species guide.

If they are floating but will sink after a minute or so or if you drop it from high enough/push it under, yes hey will. If on the surface, some say they will but I have never seen it.
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my ghost shrimp would swim right up to the surface for pellets, he'd turn upside down and grab them and then jet away to eat. he didn't do it often, but it was really funny to watch when he did.
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When my Amano are hungry, they jump out of water to grab the food before the beta gets it.

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