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Old 01-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #1 
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blue velvet shrimp?

hi everyone! i have a halfmoon betta in a fluval edge with no other fish so far. i have lots of plants that would be a safe place just for the shrimp in case the betta has any ideas. anyone that can answer this or have any expirience with these two?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #2 
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I dont have blue velvet shrimp, but I do have ghosties in my sorority tank.

Sometimes, shrimp just become an expensive snack for your betta. So my suggestion is to go to petsmart and get a couple of ghosties (like $0.23) to see how he reacts. Then, if/when he doesnt react to them, order your blue velvets and add them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #3 
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thanks! the store i get them from has them for 1 cent each. penny candies! ha!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:16 PM   #4 
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Ghosts are harder for bettas to see and catch. I know for a fact mine would chase a blue shrimp!! (which is why I set up a separate shrimp tank for RCS. If babies grow and I need to move them then I can put them in with the bettas to either thrive or be eaten).

I think it really depends on the nature of your fish. With a lot of ground cover like small pots and IAL leaf matter maybe the shrimp can hide effectively.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #5 
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I purchased 15 ghosties for $0.36 each and they were all eaten the same night ._.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #6 
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I have no idea what my bettas temperament will be beacuse I don't have it yet so I need some ways to tell besides ghost shrimp. Maybe cheaper shrimp?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:22 AM   #7 
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1c blue velvet?!?!?
if that's the case... maybe it doesnt really matter if your betta eats it XD

but honestly, you can make alot of money just by reselling them :3
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:48 AM   #8 
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I would love to have some. They would look good with my black substrate in my sorority tank.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:55 AM   #9 
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Ghosts are harder for bettas to see and catch. I know for a fact mine would chase a blue shrimp!! (which is why I set up a separate shrimp tank for RCS. If babies grow and I need to move them then I can put them in with the bettas to either thrive or be eaten).

I think it really depends on the nature of your fish. With a lot of ground cover like small pots and IAL leaf matter maybe the shrimp can hide effectively.
+1

FYI, Fred used to ignore the 2 amanos. Then one day he decide they were fun to "play catch" with. Thankfully I had a driftwood that the shrimps could hide out. They did not come back out until Fred left the tank for the QT tank.

So yes, even with a lighter color Amano, they are still vulnerable. I cannot imagine having a colorful shrimp in the same tank....
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #10 
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I have so many places they can hide I don't think they will have any problems in the tank. I have a planted 20L tank.
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