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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Betta fish scared of ghost shrimp?

I got a betta last week, and I just got three ghost shrimp to keep the bottom clean. Since I got them, the betta has acted scared. Whenever the shrimp come near him, he goes the opposite direction and he's acting unnaturally spastic. Is this normal? Is he really scared of the shrimp? Should I take them back?

Also, if I get nerite snails, will they eat leftover food from the bottom of the tank?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 01:31 AM
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He might be scared of them. How big is the tank and how big is he compared to the shrimps?

My trumpet snails eat everything, including left over food, algae, poo, and dead plants. My nerites didn't, from what I could tell, but they were weird little guys anyway. xD

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The tank is 2.6 gallons, and the shrimp are about 1 inch long. My betta is full grown, so maybe about 2.5 inches from end to end.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 06:23 PM
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I had 2 ghost shrimp in with my beta male. Woke up one morning and no trace of any shrimp at all.
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