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Old 11-17-2009, 09:44 AM   #1 
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Exclamation I think my bettas ate all my ghost shrimp?!

I got four ghost shrimp last night. Two for each betta.

Basically, one of them was huge, about as large as my bettas and I know I saw him before coming to work. However, I found one this morning that wasn't moving at all, so I took him out right away. Later, I found another one that wasn't moving and turning pink, but when I went back to get him, he was gone.

Both of my bettas' bellies are looking pretty big... like they may have eaten a shrimp, and they are moving a bit letharically. Should I not feed them for a couple days? Should I remove the gigantic shrimp and put him in a separate aquarium? Please tell me they're not going to die!
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #2 
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I would assume that if some of your shrimp are gone, that your bettas decided to have themselves a shrimp buffet. I would imagine that they are pretty full right now and don't want to move around much. I would keep an eye on them and not feed them for a few days.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:31 PM   #3 
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Oops! I guess they decided to help themselves to the shrimp ring... if the ghost shrimp is pink or opaque it probably won't survive.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #4 
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I wouldn't feed them for a couple of days, your bettas seemed to have a feast. :P
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:11 PM   #5 
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Hope they didn't forget the shrimp sauce. ;) LOL Yeah, just keep an eye on them.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:26 PM   #6 
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Keep an eye on them,
and Im sure theyll be fine ;3
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:28 PM   #7 
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:33 AM   #8 
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Okay, so update: The bettas didn't eat ANY of the shrimp! I guess I freaked out. The two shrimp I put on the side of the tank with Atlantis both died, but did not appear to be eaten. On the other side of the tank, with Titan, I still have the monster shrimp that is almost the same size as Titan and a smaller shrimp. Those guys all seem to be living in harmony.

Whew. Titan is still acting weird though...
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