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Old 04-19-2011, 11:02 PM   #11 
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Mine had dots on their tails as well. Damn you Petsmart.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:05 PM   #12 
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He's been acting normal since I took the shrimps out. I guess I'll see in time and once his fins grow some. Thanks!
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:06 PM   #13 
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Well, I guess they can look a little red *examines picture*

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:20 AM   #14 
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GHost shrimp have red on their tails, but if it has red on it's claws it probably is a macrobrachium.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #15 
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I believe I had a true ghost shrimp...I even made a picture post on the forum here to ask...mine still went after my fish though...
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #16 
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Maybe they attack bettas when there isn't enough food for them to eat? Were you feeding them anything or just letting them clean up after the betta? My ghost shrimp never attacked my fish, but I fed them bottom feeder pellets...

From my experience, Petsmart does not buy or sell "macrobrachium shrimp" (aka crayfish) so I think it would be difficult for them to sell you the wrong shrimp... IMO...

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:22 PM   #17 
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Maybe they attack bettas when there isn't enough food for them to eat? Were you feeding them anything or just letting them clean up after the betta? My ghost shrimp never attacked my fish, but I fed them bottom feeder pellets...

From my experience, Petsmart does not buy or sell "macrobrachium shrimp" (aka crayfish) so I think it would be difficult for them to sell you the wrong shrimp... IMO...
Macrobrachium crayfish are quite different from crayfish. They are true shrimp, and have much longer claws. Not many petstores sell macrobrachium shrimp, though they can accidentally get in shipments. They may have been very close to starving to death. Try feeding them and they won't attack your betta. They aren't scavengers only, like darkmoon said, they need extra food.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:04 AM   #18 
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I would let pellets soak in water then let them sink for them to eat. And I could see that their stomachs had food in them. :/
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