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post #31 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 09:54 PM
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A few of my bettas would just CHASE the shrimp 24/7! They eventually ate them.

Shrimp kinda scare me... They sure can jump too!! I had one jump out of the net! I haven't screamed like that in a while.... LOL!!

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post #32 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 12:21 AM
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Shrimp scare me too lol ghost ones at least, one jumped out of the net and I never found it O.O
everynight I was scared of sleping on soem crunchy shrimp
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post #33 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 12:50 AM
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Might try Red Cherry Shrimp, you might have to order them from the internet but they are cheap and I have never heard of them going after Betta's fins. They are big time algae eaters which is great if you have a planted tank. They are a bit smaller than Ghost shrimp, though so make a more tempting snack. My Betta does chase them some, but the population is stable so either they are breeding to replace casualties (quite likely), or he just really sucks at hunting. I figure either way it gives him something to due when bored.

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post #34 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 06:23 PM
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hi i am new first post yaay now on to message.

guy has a 3 gallon tank with a fresh water betta and you talk about dragon eels?

dragon eels are brackish or salt water.
violet dragon gobies are pure brackish.
dragon fish are arowanas.

not a single above species is going to live happy in a tank 10x the current size.

and what the heck is this about ghost shimps eating bettas i call shinanagans on that. ghost shrimps are the food not the hunter. mabey a fry if it is sick would be eaten by the shrimps but that is it.

people check your facts first.

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post #35 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 06:41 PM
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Woah Carpenter, no need to get militant over it. I had two ghost shrimp in my tank at first (they both died, probably from the water) but the larger one was actually going after my Betta. So it's not too far-fetched to assume that a shrimp could dog a fish enough to tear fins.
I'm pretty sure the dragon eel thing was a joke OR they meant Dragon Goby (however, that too needs a much much larger tank). Chill out.
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post #36 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 08:05 PM
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The ghost shrimp, despite how strange it seems, is possible. Bettas aren't always "going, going, going", they have to sleep, too. A perfect time for a hungry shrimp to find its way over to it, and start munching. It's always good to keep an eye on ANY new fish to an aquarium, to be sure that the "hunter" doesn't turn into the "hunted".

Old threads are really popping up lately, huh?

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post #37 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 09:38 PM
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there are 2 ghost shrimp varieties. amazonian and american. neither of them are agressive at all to fish mabey to other shrimps but not to fish.

the problem with "ghost shrimps" is that any clear shrimp will be labled "ghost"

the agressive ones are really Red Claw Macro most likely females.

the "real" ghost shrimps are Palaemonetes paludosus and Palaemonetes ivonicus

these are the ones from america and amazon respectivly.

kinda sad that an outa work carpenter who is a highschool drop out is having to explain this to yall.

by the way this is my last post on the subject and the only reason i commented is cuz i saw the reference to "dragon eel" which is normally in a fresh water context a Gobioides broussonnetii , Gobioides peruanus or Odontamblyopus rubicundus.
common name violet or dragon goby. also sold as dragon fish and dragon eel.

misinformmation on this fish is annoying to me since it is not aggressive not fresh water not a dragon. they grow to be 15 - 20 inches are brackish and need to be made sure you feed them proper. given that they live in s.g. 1.005 + brackish water they are totally incompatable with bettas. they need 40 gallons to live in.

when kept in fresh water die from bloody red tumors some even on the mouth so they starve to death. in fresh water if the tumors don't get them renal and liver failure do.

the possible exception is the betta mahachai who is found in SEMI brackish water but even then the sg is still to low for a violet goby.

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It's impossible to say that there will never be a moment when any animal may become "aggressive". If an animal feels threatened, some will run and hide rather than fight. However, what will the runners do when there's no where left to run? They will fight.
Do you have sources for your research? I've done some and I've even got sources to prove.
The American Glass Shrimp is generally non-aggressive but there have been reports of a few individuals that can get a bit aggressive. They can sometimes eat baby shrimp of any species or even fish fry. They are always an active shrimp when there are no predators in the aquarium.

Again I will point out that it was a joke (regarding the Dragon Eel, or Dragon Goby). I suppose this is more for those that choose to read after this thread, since you claim to not be coming back.

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post #39 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 12:05 AM
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yeah good point on the typo sorry please alter the reading to stoopidness.

sorry after many years of beating up my hands it is hard to touch type.
nope english wasn't my forte nor was school.
sorry you can only quote from the shrimp farm *a site that has a few incorrect facts*
and i explained the reason why "ghost" shrimps have been labeled to be agressive at times. simply put they aren't real ghost shrimps.
if you would have looked it up instead of just calling me an a-hole *which i will unabashedly admit to being* you would have seen that the female red claw macros are infact very similar upon cursory examination to Palaemonetes paludosus
how ever they are agressive.
so feel free to show me proof as in more than "i had a clear shrimp and it attacked my fish" that actual Palaemonetes shrimps are agressive and eat fish and i will reverse my position and in front of god and every one admit your right. however if you don't have any proof other than one source that has errors in it i recommend you sit down hush up and let mommy and daddy talk for a moment son.
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post #40 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-20-2010, 12:18 AM
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I also find it extremely hard to believe that any dwarf shrimp variety could do damage to a betta. Granted, I did not take the time to read this entire 4 page thread, but that bit just made me tilt my head and "Huh?" I mean, maybe MAYBE a few teeny tiny rips at the ends, but "shredded" is just not possible. I've had various shrimp with various fish, including bettas, and I have never seen anything that would lead me to believe a 1" shrimp with half millimeter claws is going to shred any tails. In the battle of betta vs shrimp, it's the shrimp who end up as dinner.

It's much more likely that the person made very poor decoration decisions and/or the fish in question had been biting himself. Either that or the "dwarf shrimp" was actually a moderately sized crayfish.

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