Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #1 
Tony2632
Member
 
Tony2632's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Orleans
quick question

Can I put ghost shrimp or maybe cherry shrimp in a 2.5 gal tank with a betta. If it's to small ill upgrade the tank to a 10 maybe if the wife doesnt kill me first.
Tony2632 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 03:53 PM   #2 
redthebetta
Member
 
redthebetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: B.C., Canada
Yes, they will both be fine. I would recommend at least 5. Beware though, my girls will kill them so if you have an aggressive fish, don't add any.
redthebetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #3 
Tony2632
Member
 
Tony2632's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Orleans
Quote:
Originally Posted by redthebetta View Post
Yes, they will both be fine. I would recommend at least 5. Beware though, my girls will kill them so if you have an aggressive fish, don't add any.
I can give it a test try with a cheap 49 cent ghost shrimp. If it works out I want cherry shrimp and upgrade to 5 gal tank without the wife knowing lol.
Tony2632 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #4 
redthebetta
Member
 
redthebetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: B.C., Canada
Sound good!


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
redthebetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #5 
RussellTheShihTzu
Member
 
RussellTheShihTzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tennessee
Only if the tank is cycled and mature (three months or more past fully cycled). Shrimp do not do well in immature tanks. My soapbox and I'm staying on it.
RussellTheShihTzu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 02:11 AM   #6 
Skyewillow
Member
 
Skyewillow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigania
I like your soapbox, Russelltheshihtzu.

Although, if you're like me, it doesn't matter how established or cycled the tank is, shrimp just aren't your thing.
Skyewillow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 02:52 AM   #7 
RussellTheShihTzu
Member
 
RussellTheShihTzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tennessee
I love my inverts; especially the Dwarf Cajun Crayfish....which I would suggest over the shrimp.

Tony: If you upgrade to a 10, you can divide it and have two Bettas.

To have shrimp or any small fish in with your Betta, it should have plenty of plants or other hiding places. Bettas are going to occasionally chase tankmates and they need a place to slide into to dodge the Betta. When it's cycled and mature, you can put 10+ shrimp in a 2.5 with your boy. I have 15 Malawa shrimp in a 2.5 with Little Willie with no problems.
RussellTheShihTzu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 04:28 AM   #8 
Tony2632
Member
 
Tony2632's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Orleans
I know how shrimp are I keep amanos in my 37g and 100g. I might just divide my 10 gal and make my 2.5 gal just for cherry shimp, because I don't trust that betta that 2.5g lol
Tony2632 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 04:56 AM   #9 
RussellTheShihTzu
Member
 
RussellTheShihTzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tennessee
If you don't have a source for RCS, you can try mine. He has nice RCS at 20+ for $24.00 which includes shipping. Since you already have shrimp I guess I was preachin' to the choir?

Shrimp Central Blog Archiv Red Cherry Shrimp
RussellTheShihTzu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2013, 04:58 AM   #10 
rickey
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sarasota Fl
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony2632 View Post
I know how shrimp are I keep amanos in my 37g and 100g. I might just divide my 10 gal and make my 2.5 gal just for cherry shimp, because I don't trust that betta that 2.5g lol
Hey just tell the wife you need to upgrade to to a 10 gallon, no wait a 20 gallon.

R
rickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just a quick question... Hero of War Betta Fish Compatibility 4 05-24-2013 09:31 AM
A Quick Question mersf559 Betta Fish Compatibility 4 05-21-2013 12:47 AM
quick question SillyCone Breeding Betta Fish 2 05-14-2011 05:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.