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Old 08-02-2012, 06:45 PM   #1 
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GHOST SHRIMP questions?

Well my tank finally finished cycling, and I'm going to go get some ghost shrimp tomorrow! Im very excited! I plan on only getting 3 just to see if my betta eats them or not. (it's a 10 gal tank) & I have a few questions...

1. How long should they be quarantined? Will 3 be okay temporarily in a 2.5 gal unfiltered tank? (I worry about oxygen)
2. What are the best shrimp pellets? How often should they be fed?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:08 PM   #2 
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Don't know if they need to be QT, but don't waste your money on food for the shrimps. Just give them the crappy tetra flakes the betta won't eat.

Shrimp scavenge for food all day long. As long as they get a fish flake or two everyday, they'll live.

Oh yeah, from what I heard, choose the LARGER shrimp. Don't go for the smaller ones. Larger ones have a better chance of not dying on you during the first 2 weeks.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #3 
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Don't know if they need to be QT, but don't waste your money on food for the shrimps. Just give them the crappy tetra flakes the betta won't eat.

Shrimp scavenge for food all day long. As long as they get a fish flake or two everyday, they'll live.

Oh yeah, from what I heard, choose the LARGER shrimp. Don't go for the smaller ones. Larger ones have a better chance of not dying on you during the first 2 weeks.
I agree. Most literature I've read say that ghost shrimp and bettas get along well.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #4 
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Thank you guys! i was told they need QT'd because someone got some that developed ick.. and ive been told to make sure they dont have worms, because they apparently get parasitic worms in their heads O_o
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