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Old 04-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #31 
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When my Amano are hungry, they jump out of water to grab the food before the beta gets it.
Hahahaha! I love Amano shrimp. My betta leaves them alone, he does chase the Corydoras around sometimes when he's bored though =p
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #32 
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that's hilarious! my betta also leaves my amanos alone now, but when i was acclimating them (i used a clear cup) he was fascinated by them... he kept swimming around the cup eyeing them like a kid at the zoo. or a lion looking at the kids at a zoo. :p i've been surprised in the last few weeks that he seemed to lose interest so thoroughly after they were released into the tank proper, i guess it was just the allure of forbidden fruit.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #33 
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I would think Amanos are a better choice with a betta because they're not colorful at all. Mine hides behind the filter. For 3 weeks I thought he had been eaten until I adjusted the filter and he popped out. They're super stealthy.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #34 
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my amano are 2" big so they can afford to intimidate my Curious Grace which I sometimes think she has chiwawa personality (fiesty wanna-be nipper, or just a friendly playful betta, but a chicken & scoots away when the subject reacts)
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #35 
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I love rcs but I cant seem to keep them alive =(
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #36 
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I love rcs but I cant seem to keep them alive =(
do you have air stone?
it helps to have one and at least keep in on at night if not throughout the day. Also, they are sensitive to nitrates higher than 40. HTH.
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When do you know if you need an air stone? I thought about getting one for my 10g (which has one ghost shrimp in with the rest of the fish + betta). I'm just worried about the noise.

Also, what are the benefits? I'm planning on slowly getting the plants to overtake my tank, so I was wondering if that aerates the tank enough on its own (the plants that is).
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:59 PM   #38 
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shrimp need oxygen and my RCS gets brighter red with oxygen because that's when the photosynthesis stop and there is a need for on-going supply of oxygen. you can tell when the shrimps and snail start getting closer to the top of the tank and they will be happy campers at the bottom when the airstone is on at night.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #39 
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That's good to know. I noticed the shrimp up near the top in the morning... I always figured it was cause that's when I feed the tank. He tried to jump out this morning though, so the parameters might be off.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #40 
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yes, most likely or the betta has been chasing them around "for fun"
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