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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 01:11 AM
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IMO I think an only shrimp tank is the best way to go. Good shrimp get really expensive. Crystal reds that are grade 'A' are 20 dollars each. I would never risk putting them in with a betta.
Not to mention the grade SSS crystal reds which have been reported over $2500
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post #22 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 06:36 AM
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Hi guys,

just a little update.

I bought two Ghost Shrimps but the stronger one killed the other smaller one off. Lol and i hear they do do this. lol

Betta is curious about it, but when Betta gets close to it, he waves his two tiny pincers around and the Betta just leaves him alone.

The Ghost Shrimp retreats into this Barrel decoration I have and when he feels like coming out, he just goes around eating stuff and when he meets the Betta, he just stands his ground, which is pretty cool and Betta just swims away haha.
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I have red cherry shrimp at the moment.

Bumble-bee shrimp are basically black versions of the crystal red ones.
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hi guys,


betta is curious about it, but when betta gets close to it, he waves his two tiny pincers around and the betta just leaves him alone.
lol!
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As much as I love having shrimp (especially cherry shrimp) every betta i've had has eaten every last one...and I mean nothing left of any of them...gone. Oh well. :(

Male: Jason (CT) (Lucky fish, almost eaten alive by my cousin...who was drunk!)
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As much as I love having shrimp (especially cherry shrimp) every betta i've had has eaten every last one...and I mean nothing left of any of them...gone. Oh well. :(
Yeah thats sad... :( Ghost shrimps are the way to go, atleast they can defend themselves against the almighty Betta :)
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I envy you Americans. In my area we only have two pet stores the one closest to me has very little fish the second quite a distance away it has variety but no bettas and neither have shrimp which I want. I was however surprised to find a mystery snail there but it was a golden one and I want a blue lol

So I guess I wont be having shrimp in my tank =(
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Well I'm almost in the same boat. Almost. Except in my case, your gold snail = my ghost shrimp, and your elusive blue snail = my elusive cherry shrimp.

I guess we'll both live deprived lives with deprived tanks. :<
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If anything survives my tank I'll be astonished lol my life will be more deprived than yours if they dont lol
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post #30 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 04:44 PM
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I envy you Americans. In my area we only have two pet stores the one closest to me has very little fish the second quite a distance away it has variety but no bettas and neither have shrimp which I want. I was however surprised to find a mystery snail there but it was a golden one and I want a blue lol

So I guess I wont be having shrimp in my tank =(
Hi ,

I am not in America :p I am in Malacca, Malaysia.

Really awesome looking Bettas here cost abt STG1 only hehe really cheap. In Malacca itself there are over 30+ pet stores and most carry Bettas.

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I have 3 Ghost Shrimps at the moment. One is very aggressive, the other two are friends, they sleep in the same corner etc. How can i tell when my shrimps are about to shed their shells? So i can isolate them before they start bullying/killing each other. After they shed, it takes about 24hours right before their shell hardens?

ps: Ghost Shrimps are only abt 3p here :p (RM0.20)
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