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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting 7 tomorrow!! Do I need to float the bag in the tank, and all that stuff? And do I need to take my betta out?
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You should acclimate them just like you would for a Betta. You don't need to take your fish out first.

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*sigh* Petco only haad one that didn'y very good...

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My ghost shrimp may not be getting food. My betta is a pig if i put 10 pellets in he would eat all ten. I put in flake food and he lets that sink but it is makeing my tank dirty. What should i do?
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My ghost shrimp may not be getting food. My betta is a pig if i put 10 pellets in he would eat all ten. I put in flake food and he lets that sink but it is makeing my tank dirty. What should i do?

You can still crush the pellets to powder and sprinkle lightly hoping the shrimp gets its fair share. Vacuum the flakes out if they're stuck there for more than five minutes.

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You can spot feed the shrimp. Distract your betta with another pellet, and sink one right on top of the shrimp.

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I no longer worry about my shrimp getting food. My betta killed all 4 one at a time in a lil over a week. Good thing i didnt get the cherrys i saw for $9 a shrimp.
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I got all 7
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They went in well, though 2-3 did stay out of water 15-25 seconds. That should be okay though?
Russell seems to be okay, he didn't even notice when I put them in, so that was good. He bothered 2 for a minute, saw me watching then just left them alone. They all seem fine(clear, no green sacs). So, All is well

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Hmmm... No one has posted back...

Well, all is going well, one love my fliter (don't wory, I have the Fluval Edge Pre-Filter thingy, it's safe) and another loves this huge crater in the gravel. Three just like to hang out where I feed them. On the afternoon of the 2nd day with them, I saw all 7 (miracle?) and they all are still fine. I'll try to take some pics and hopefullyupload them...

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You can spot feed the shrimp. Distract your betta with another pellet, and sink one right on top of the shrimp.
Only works a few times... They LEARN!

Drax doesn't seem to go for that anymore because he KNOWS food will come and he'll miss it if he goes over to you distracting him.

It's getting harder and harder to trick him to the point where I just want to scream at him ... WHAT? It's annoying to have 10 pellets floating halfway down and he swims over and just starts picking the pellets off before the shrimp even realize it.

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