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Old 01-01-2011, 01:49 PM   #1 
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Cherry Shrimp with Betta

I have been looking into getting some cherry shrimp which will be put in my betta tank which is in 18 liters (4.7 gallons) with loads of java moss.

Will that be enough for the shrimp to servive with the betta?? or should i just move all of them into my 54 liter(14 gallons).
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:03 PM   #2 
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Why not put a few in the 4 gal and the rest in the other tank? never know till you try. Is your tank cycled? shrimp are delicate and do not tolerate ammonia or nitrates.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #3 
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yes my tank has a heater which is between 22C 76F and i have filtration. I was thinkinng about 4 in the tank to see how they do as for my other tank it has guppies and platies and im sure they will get eaten by them ?
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:44 PM   #4 
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They will be fine. Your fish may eat them, but it depends on their personality. You may want to test your betta's personality with a less expensive ghost shrimp. Ghost shrimp are very hardy. I know one who survived through an ammonia spike.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:03 PM   #5 
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now i am not sure which ones would be better ghost shrimp or red cherry shrimp ?
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now i am not sure which ones would be better ghost shrimp or red cherry shrimp ?
Depends... are ya scared of Ghosts? XD
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Red cherry shrimp are smaller, brighter, and more expensive.
Ghost shrimp are bigger, clear, cheaper, and hardier. Ghost shrimp are harder to breed though.
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