When I first put them in, Kazimir saw one and flared at him for about 1 minute, then realized (I assume) that the shrimp wasn't a threat. now he doesn't even bother with them, although the shrimp still back off when he gets too close, lol.
well i finally put some shrimp in with a few of my boys, i have 3 boys in a divided 35 gallon, i put 3 shrimp in with each boy, so far they just stare at them, and in one side theres a certain shrimp thats fascinated with the betta! lol he keeps swimming up to him and touching him with his antennas? feelers? whatever u call them, anyway the betta just looks back at him as if to say" do YOU mind?" LOL its really cute