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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 09:28 PM
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@Animalgirl: So sorry to hear that! :(...not sure if shrimpies are a good idea now T_T...maybe I'll just have a harmless marimo first

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yeaa maybe it was just bad luck because I hear of ghost shrimp being compatible with bettas and thats the whole reason why I got them. I personally will never get ghost shrimp again for a betta tank. ever. My little betta fish is so lethargic now. I dont know what to do!
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animalgirl18,

Wow, that's even weirder than what happened with my shrimp! 0_0

I guess it just goes to prove that every aquarium setup is as unique as the animals that inhabit it - there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the tankmates!

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I'm going to Petsmart today after my classes...I'm going to get a marimo for sure but I'll have to see about the shrimp, maybe they have a sleepy shrimp that won't bother my Betta XD

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You might try Red Cherry Shrimp (RCS) or something else in the necrodinia (SP? I think I got that wrong) family as they tend to be smaller and less aggressive than ghost shrimp/ They are much more visible to the bettas and therefore easier target/snacks but you most likely wont have to worry about them attacking your betta. =]

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I hate ghost shrimp. I had three in my 5 gallon tank and woke up one morning and one was murdered. The female and one of the males had paired up and the unfortunate lone male was disposed of. They would beat him up and take all the food. A week later the female had spawned then I woke to a murder/suicide and I was left with the spawn to deal with.. well, the filter dealt with them. They are no more. I am sticking to the moss ball unless it sprouts legs and we have yet another incident in that tank.

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demonr6,

It was the evil moss ball that made them do it! :O

ROTFL! I feel your pain...

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I hate ghost shrimp. I had three in my 5 gallon tank and woke up one morning and one was murdered. The female and one of the males had paired up and the unfortunate lone male was disposed of. They would beat him up and take all the food. A week later the female had spawned then I woke to a murder/suicide and I was left with the spawn to deal with.. well, the filter dealt with them. They are no more. I am sticking to the moss ball unless it sprouts legs and we have yet another incident in that tank.
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Well, now I have a mystery snail and read that they are filthy little pigs. If it is not one thing, it is another. blah.
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Hey guys I got my marimo today, it looks really adorable! My Petsmart sells real ones and it is well worth the $8...

Sadly I was also thinking of getting some cherry shrimp instead of ghost, but my Petsmart only has ghost (actually they look kind of freaky). Maybe if I find a close-by store that has RCS...

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