I feel like shrimp in general are pretty shy, so you might not see them very often. I don't know much else about this particular kind of shrimp. If your betta views a shrimp as food, you're out some shrimp and the money you paid for them. Snails, on the other hand, can have their antennae nipped off but otherwise they can protect themselves by hiding away in their shells. Because they can reproduce like crazy, though, I feel it's safer to only have one because they're sort of hard to sex. Apple snails come in a lot of different colors (I've even got a blue one!) and mine have always been really active and full of personality, so I'm more partial to snails. You could do one snail and a couple of shrimp if you wanted, provided you have the space / filtration for the number you'd like.
- Jolly Roger, halfmoon betta boy & ivory snail, bronze and sterbai corydoras catfish, neon tetras (15gal)
- Wanda, pale yellow veiltail betta female (5gal)
- Benedict, multicolored halfmoon plakat (3gal)
- Sparky, questionable tail type and gender (2.5gal)
- Neon, tiny betta baby (1gal)
- Marsha, multicolored female veiltail, and Capt. Morgan, multicolored dumbo plakat (div. 20gal)
- 10g community tank with a ton of balloon mollies
+ cats, gerbils, rats, geckos, snakes, a frog, and a dog.