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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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As a newbie to betta's, and I defer to those who are more experienced keepers. But I found that ghost shrimp work well with my betta. They clean up and add interesting movement to the tank.

Where do you get chery shrimp?? Do they work well with ghost shrimp?

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So I put some cherry shrimp in my sorority.. All it did was give me a bunch of bloated girls. They gobbled them right up. Also ghost shrimp will feed on other smaller or weaker shrimp so I expect that there not really good to mix with other breeds.
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So I put some cherry shrimp in my sorority.. All it did was give me a bunch of bloated girls. They gobbled them right up. Also ghost shrimp will feed on other smaller or weaker shrimp so I expect that there not really good to mix with other breeds.
I have 3 ghosts in a 5 gallon with a betta. Is there room for more ghosts or is 3 to many?

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Cherries are much smaller then ghost shrimp and most fish will consider them treats. For the most part, chain pet store do not carry them either. You can buy them from aquabid fairly cheap, about $1/shrimp. The shipping is usually pricey though since they are very senstive and usually require express shipping.

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Cherries are much smaller then ghost shrimp and most fish will consider them treats. For the most part, chain pet store do not carry them either. You can buy them from aquabid fairly cheap, about $1/shrimp. The shipping is usually pricey though since they are very senstive and usually require express shipping.
That is a shame. I have black gravel and would like something that adds a little color to the bottom. Maybe I'll just add a few more ghosts. How many is safe for a 5 gallon tank?

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You could easily have 5 ghosties in a 5 gallon with a betta. I'd go as many as ten.

I have red cherries in my 5 gallon male tank and in my sorority and they are thriving. The bettas were curious at first, but they leave them alone now.

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Bettas will devour red cherries, I have watched them first hand, but I have ammanos in with my bettas and they are fine.

also, to counter the point above about ammanos eating red cherries, i currently have breeding red cherries in a 200L tank with 12 large ammanos and not even the shrimplets have been eaten by the ammanos, they are fine to mix together.

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