java moss and shrimps with my betta? - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
carlos puron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston tx
Posts: 560
Well I guess I'm not gonna try it I wouldn't like to bring a shrimp to get killed by stress or eaten by the betta but I'm still curious about how to recognize if my betta would be agressive
carlos puron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 04:11 PM
Member
 
BettaFran's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 156
Well you could see how often he flares. How big he flares. What he flares at. All bettas are going to be territorial to some degree of course; that's just their nature. But that same nature is what gives them personality, IMO.

The more I think I know, the more I think I don't know much at all!
BettaFran is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
carlos puron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston tx
Posts: 560
Well I have seen mine flaring at his reflection behind the heater and I have seen him flaring and moving around the bottom of the tank while flaring I've never seen a betta flaring at no reflection should I be concerned
carlos puron is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 05:31 PM
TFK Moderator
 
RussellTheShihTzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 10,866
Ammonia that is .25 won't kill most fish; it will kill shrimp. So you need to keep your parameters stable with 0 ammonia. They also do not like huge water changes.

You won't really know if your Betta can live with Ghost shrimp until you try it. I have one Betta that lives with inverts just fine; his brother doesn't. Like everyone has said, it depends on the personality.

A Moderator's Advice is Not Sacrosanct
My 55-Year Addiction: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....13#post6857113
RussellTheShihTzu is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 03:06 PM
Member
 
BettaFran's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 156
I don't think you necessarily need to be concerned about him flaring, unless he's doing it all the time. What sort of plants and decor do you have for him? If you have a fair amount I there that should keep him interested and not so focused on flaring 24/7.

The more I think I know, the more I think I don't know much at all!
BettaFran is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
carlos puron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston tx
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by BettaFran View Post
I don't think you necessarily need to be concerned about him flaring, unless he's doing it all the time. What sort of plants and decor do you have for him? If you have a fair amount I there that should keep him interested and not so focused on flaring 24/7.
I have some anubias and usually hides under a fake plant he has in the middle of the tank and he doesn't do it all the time
carlos puron is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 06:13 PM
Member
 
BettaFran's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 156
Sounds like he's fine then. Flaring is usually a sign of happy healthy fish. Have fun!

The more I think I know, the more I think I don't know much at all!
BettaFran is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 08:45 AM
Member
 
lissienen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 81
Oh now that is a very, very pretty little tank :) Love the way that you've got it set up :)

Male Bettas: Jasper (PK), Gold Dust (PK) Iced Steel (EE HM)
Other: Faith, Frankie, Sonic, Ashley & Anna (Juli cory catfish), Mr. Bristles (albino bristlenose pleco), The Shrimples (dozen ghost shrimp)
lissienen is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
carlos puron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston tx
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by lissienen View Post
Oh now that is a very, very pretty little tank :) Love the way that you've got it set up :)
Thanks I've been trying my best I still missing something but I'm working in it I just added more light yesterday i'll post some pics at my lunch time
carlos puron is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome