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Old 12-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #1 
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Ghost shrimp too big?

I have a planted 10g tank with one betta and 3 cardinal tetras (2 died)..the tank has several ghost shrimp, not sure the count. Anyway, I noticed my betta fish laying in his hammock more lately, and swimming around less. Water is fine, and he's eating great. It seems like he is hiding when the shrimp start getting active...these shrimp have really grown...could it be he's scared of the shrimp?? One or two of them are bigger than the betta fish. If I do take them out of the tank, what can I do with them? All my tanks are occupied right now! Aaargh..I have lost a couple fish from this tank and am now wondering if these shrimp are the reason...ragged fins on all the "sick" fish...hmmm. Help!

Here is a pic of one of the shrimp..just to make sure it is a ghost and not a marco!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #2 
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http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Paracheirodon_axelrodi I vote no.
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"No" you don't think the shrimp are too big??
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Ghost shrimp are very sensative to water quality. Cardinals should be in a group of 5 so I would upgrade.
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Ghost shrimp are very sensative to water quality. Cardinals should be in a group of 5 so I would upgrade.
They were in a group of 5, as I wrote, I lost two. And the ghost shrimp are doing great. This has nothing to do with my question.
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Yes it does it has to do with stocking.
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Yes it does it has to do with stocking.
Well, I wasn't asking about stocking.
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Yes you actually are. If an animal can live in there or not and if its Bioload is good. Thats Stocking.
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Yes it does it has to do with stocking.
Leave it. The OP is not asking.
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Okay, well...I was basically asking if the shrimp could be intimidating the betta just by their size, or possible aggression.
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