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Old 10-25-2013, 04:34 AM   #11 
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If this is what you have, you have a CRS, or crystal red shrimp. More expensive and more fragile than cherries.
http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps62b15af2.jpg

If this is what you have, you have an amano shrimp.
http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/img...japonica_2.jpg

IF this is what you have, you have tiger shrimp. Please not there are different colours of tiger shrimp out there.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yw5Am25Ekd...253325315x.jpg

It looks like #1 CRS- No2 link didnt work and No.3 doesnt look like it
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:54 AM   #12 
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I doubt the type of shrimp really matters to the Betta, though it might be harder for the shrimp to hide if it has bright red bands on it o.o
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #13 
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I doubt the type of shrimp really matters to the Betta, though it might be harder for the shrimp to hide if it has bright red bands on it o.o

got lots of hiding places in the tank- got plants.

a couple of terracota pots, cave, etc
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:23 AM   #14 
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A healthy shrimp is fast enough to get away if it has hides like yours do. However, Bettas are opportunistic feeders. Only if a shrimp is newly-molted, stressed or otherwise weakened or injured, could a Betta possibly catch one.

Good luck with your shrimp. I have enjoyed having Bettas and inverts together for a long time. Without, BTW, any shrimp deaths from Betta predation.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:18 AM   #15 
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thats great news
instead of getting 10 neons i will get 6 and a shrimp.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #16 
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I wouldn't be so sure of that Russel. I've had girls who will nose dive into sand, kick up a mess, and wriggle through a clump of java moss after shrimp. Seeing half a shrimp flailing in the mouth of a fat female betta is something you don't soon forget.

I prefer my shrimp in their own tank. Except for the two amanos I have in my boys tank. Enough live plant the boys can't navigate.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #17 
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Silverfang: Because the question was in reference to shrimp and a male Betta, that's where my remarks were aimed. You've made me realize I should make that clear in the future. Thank you.

I've never had female Bettas and never will. From what I've read and been told by those who have them, they are too aggressive for what I enjoy in a tank: An interactive male Betta, inverts and Nano/Micro fish.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #18 
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Silverfang: Because the question was in reference to shrimp and a male Betta, that's where my remarks were aimed. You've made me realize I should make that clear in the future. Thank you.

I've never had female Bettas and never will. From what I've read and been told by those who have them, they are too aggressive for what I enjoy in a tank: An interactive male Betta, inverts and Nano/Micro fish.

No it was in reference to shrimp and female betta actually :)
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:10 AM   #19 
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Oops.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #20 
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Oops.
dont worry.... all your help is appreciated-
just done a 90% water change with my new UV filter before I go away for a week or so.
when I come back I will get 6 neons and a CRS for my tank :)
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