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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation He ate my ghost shrimp!!

After having my newest betta Zuko sharing a 10g wuth fice ghost shrimp he has decided to eat them all in two days. I fasted him but am unsure if I should get him anymote tank matws... Maybe something bigger... Idk. The whole sitiation is sad and funny at tge same te...



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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 12:34 PM
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I think my betta killed 2 of my ghost shrimp also. You either need more cover for them to hide or betta just doesn't want tank mates.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 12:07 PM
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Some bettas eat them. There's nothing you can do about it. More cover might help, but probably not in the long run. You might try a snail. They have protection so your betta can't eat them.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 02:15 PM
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my betta ate my snail's antenna lol
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 02:22 PM
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I bought 5 ghost shrimps several weeks ago but haven't seen any of them in over a week. I only saw 1 bloated betta belly during that time so I'm not sure where they all went!

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ghost shrimps are excellent at hiding.
I bought six, for nearly a month I could only find at most 4, I've seen the fifth since. They have an amazing ability to hide.
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Apparently not from my betta lol and this is after I got them a little hide the betta couldn't fit in... Oh well,
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 04:46 PM
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Yeah, sometimes your betta will look at them as a snack. I tried them once, and they either died within 14 hours, or became unexpected snacks for my betta.

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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lol I've had such good luck in the past too. I really don't want snails. And I'm going to fill this tank with plants so I really can't get any fish that borrow/dig in the substrate. I think I will just stick with the betta lol
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I use a snail in my grow out tank to keep things clean. Haven't tried shrimp, I'm afraid my bettas will have a snack.
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