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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp, snails, betta oh my?

My daughter got a betta for her birthday yesterday. It's currently residing in a filtered 2.5gal with some snails, but as soon as she finishes cleaning her room I'm going to set her up a 10 gallon planted tank for Indigo (her betta). Do betta do well with shrimps, or will they try to eat them? I was originally thinking maybe put a couple other fish in there with Indigo, but after reading through this forum I start to doubt the wisdom of that, so now i'm thinking maybe just snails and cherry shrimp?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 07:01 PM
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Think it depends on the betta.
I do have some cherry shrimp and snails in with my betta, for me it is working, but some bettas do not play nice with others, so you will be taking a risk.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-22-2009, 09:27 PM
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The shrimp will like the plants to hide in. I also have a small cave covered in moss, the openings are a good size for the shrimp to enter, too small for the betta to get in.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'll be sure to include some shrimp-caves when we set up her 10 gallon tank :)

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My betta killed one shrimp, but apparently it wasn't very amusing because he has left the other two alone for a couple weeks.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 02:37 PM
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Maybe he didn't like the taste of shrimp. lol
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