Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
A bamboo shrimp could survive with a betta in a ten gallon.
What is of concern is the behavior of the shrimp. Many like to stand right in the filter flow with their arms out stretched. You should provide something for him to climb up to get near the current. This is a healthy bamboo shrimps behavior.
If he is on the bottom, picking through gravel, there is not enough food floating around. They need well established tanks and can be hard to keep.
Also, algae eaters must go, when they get big they suck the fish's slime coats, quite damaging to a betta..
After that, we need to know you pH and water hardness to make an informed decision for tank mates. Besides your bettas temperament, water parameters are the single greatest factor in choosing fish.
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.