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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure about it too much. My Betta SEEMED like he would be really aggressive because he was CONSTANTLY flaring. However, I put in three ghost shrimp and he hasn't been agressive towards them at all. He did and does go investigate them from time to time, but never has he attacked or nipped or anything like that. He usually just swims down right next to them and watches.

I also keep a few plants, but nothing they can hide it too well, and my tank is 5 gallons.

I've also read ghost shrimp need a little salt from time to time, so don't forget that.

I'm really glad I got them, though. They make the Betta tank even more exciting.
Okay, so how do you put salt into the water without harmining the betta. Do you just take the ghost shrimp out and put him in another tank.
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I put salt in my water before adding the water to the tank.
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I put salt in my water before adding the water to the tank.
wouldnt the salt hurt the betta
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Do they clean your tank well??
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no no....Bettas can talurate salt..
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Its ok if you use just a little bit.
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Yeah, what I do, is get some warm water from the faucet, (just like half a cup or a cup of it,) add a drop or two of conditioner, then add a little bit less than a teaspoon per gallon of your aquarium (into the cup,) then I mix it REALLY well so it is all dissolved. From there you can either dilute it more (by getting some water out of the tank and mixing the cup of water and the tank water in a larger container) and then dump it into the tank, or you can just use a dropper or a turkey baster to slowly drop it into the tank (just make sure you're not getting your fish with these drops of super salty water.

I think for shrimp you only need to do it about once a month or so. In fact, I think they CAN live with out it, it's just recommended.
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I wouldn't chance it. See this post in another thread that I just read: http://www.fishforum.com/betta-fish-...-shrimp-24164/


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Idk....I have decided not to get shrimp but ottes (or however you spell it)
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