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I don't believe a 5 gallon is big enough for cories, pygmy or otherwise. Also, cories are schooling fish and do best in groups of 5 or more.
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but I was also wondering (for the future) what kind of tank mates I can get. Right now for "hiding spots" I've got a cave and the back of the tank that's covered by a plant and heater.

I was wondering how many ghost/cherry shrimp I can put in.

I was also wondering if there is any special care tips of taking care of a marimo moss ball? They look really cool and I was thinking of getting one, but I don't know how to err take care of it...

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bahamut285,

I tried ghost shrimp in my 5 gallon with my female vt... they all disappeared... But at first I think the female shrimps 'took out' the two male shrimp, then 'went' for each other. The one female then disappeared.

My experiance could be a ... fluke... however.

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bahamut285,

I tried ghost shrimp in my 5 gallon with my female vt... they all disappeared... But at first I think the female shrimps 'took out' the two male shrimp, then 'went' for each other. The one female then disappeared.

My experiance could be a ... fluke... however.
I almost bought some shrimpies, then I realized I'd probably just have one fat betta! XD
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kfish,

I forgot to mention that when I feed my bottom feeders SHRIMP pellets, my betta is right there with them, stealing their dinner! Hmmm... she has developed a taste for SHRIMP for some reason....

Ghost Shrimp are interesting creatures in their own right, and in a small heated mini aquarium or with much smaller fish, they'd be great to keep. I do think, however, that they hunt each other, and are too tasty for their own good.

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Rofl! If they taste anything like the shrimp we eat, I can understand why!
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My ghost shrimp never attack each other. Though they do fight over algea wafers and betta pellets. None of my fish have ever eaten one, they are to fast, and the fish get bored. One is 8 months old and it is HUGE! Almost as long as a betta!

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
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Shinybetta,

"One is 8 months old and it is HUGE! Almost as long as a betta!"

I am jealous!

My shrimps were 1" at the most and the males were smaller than that. As you mentioned, the shrimps easily got away from my betta, and had all sorts of hiding spots.

That's why I was so surprised when they started showing up dead.

I caught one of the female shrimps feeding on the carcass of a male shrimp. A few days later, I saw a female stalking a male and attack it (at the time, he got away).


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The ghost shrimp idea didn't work. They attacked my betta! I thought it would be the other way around but they would not stop trying to eat his fins! I took them out and now my betta is alone
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Oh my gosh! Those nasty shrimpies! You should cook them for dinner. ;P
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