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Old 08-26-2010, 03:07 PM   #1 
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Shrimp With a Male Betta?

Hi there I want a variety of different shrimp to go in my 8 gal Tank with a male betta.

What shrimp does people on here keep with a Male Betta.

What shrimp are colorful and will possibly get along with a male Betta in a planted tank?

How many shrimp are a minimum?
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:09 PM   #2 
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I'd say 6 shrimp would be good.

Try AqAdvisor.com.

Cherry shrimp, ghost shrimp, bumblebee shrimp..
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:13 PM   #3 
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just an observation but my Bettas will eat shrimp in less than an hour is i put them in the tank.. just saying try a few of the less expensive ones to find out if your guy will eat em up ....
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:16 PM   #4 
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just an observation but my Bettas will eat shrimp in less than an hour is i put them in the tank.. just saying try a few of the less expensive ones to find out if your guy will eat em up ....
Yea I will, Failing that Hes going to be on his own.

I doubt any other small fish would be acceptable in an 8 Gallon anyway

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:23 PM   #5 
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there are actually a small selection of water animals you could put in a 8 gallon with bettas! adf, snails, corys, guppies, etc!! But i prefer shrimp. Playing it safe wid the cute little submarines :3
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:29 PM   #6 
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Just out of curiousity, if your betta eats shrimp every so often would that help them with conditioning for breeding?
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #7 
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[quote[there are actually a small selection of water animals you could put in a 8 gallon with bettas! adf, snails, corys, guppies, etc!! But i prefer shrimp. Playing it safe wid the cute little submarines :3 [/quote]

In things less than 10 gallons, it isn't advised to keep cories because they need to be in groups. Guppies are an obvious no-no because they are colorful, which might make your betta want to attack them.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:33 PM   #8 
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[quote[there are actually a small selection of water animals you could put in a 8 gallon with bettas! adf, snails, corys, guppies, etc!! But i prefer shrimp. Playing it safe wid the cute little submarines :3
In things less than 10 gallons, it isn't advised to keep cories because they need to be in groups. Guppies are an obvious no-no because they are colorful, which might make your betta want to attack them.[/quote]

First of all... I know corys like to be in groups and like to have 10 gallons. But, you can keep them in a 8 gallon tank easily. (I'm talking about dwarf corys btw) I would put a group of 4 or 5 dwarf cories and the one male betta in an 8 gallon. OR more duller colored guppies. (NOT NOT NOT fancy tailed!) Soryy my post isnt exactly clear.
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With 1 male betta and 5 dwarf cory cats in a 8 gallon unfiltered, I'm guessing stocking level is about 85%
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With 1 male betta and 5 dwarf cory cats in a 8 gallon unfiltered, I'm guessing stocking level is about 85%

woah... i dont get why people have big unfiltered tanks. all tanks over 2 gallons should be filtered!!
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