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Old 06-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #1 
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Shrimps?

So I'm making plans for buying my two bettas! I was going to do a divided tank but now I'm paranoid about disease spread, so I may buy a 10 gallon from Kijiji for 10 bucks and then use the 10 gallon I already have, a 10 gallon for each boy. But it's gonna cost a lot, I won't be able to buy both at the same time unless I save up a LOT. Saving money from the odd summer job I can probably afford one betta. And then I'll buy another down the road. But, I want some nice shrimp in the tank. Only, I want to name the shrimp, xP Which means I'll probably get one ghost shrimp and one cherry shrimp. Are they similar in size and will they attack each other? Will they breed? Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:45 PM   #2 
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They can be similar in size, some will be bigger and some smaller. And they will not breed or attack each other. I have two cherry shrimp, one ghost shrimp, and one other type of shrimp. I have some in with Caesar. I put Java moss in there and they seem happy enough. But if you put them in with a Betta, depending on the Betta, it might or might not eat them. Caesar only attacked Ghost shrimp, while they were originally in with King, who would eat any of them.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:46 AM   #3 
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I had 2 ghost shrimp in my tank with my betta, and he ate both of them! LOL
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #4 
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Well, it's not bad if a betta eats them, is it? Besides, I don't think the betta will notice. I plan on having a 10 gallon with lots of moss and plants, the shrimp will probably be well hidden
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:33 PM   #5 
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I've got a divided 10 with two bettas and about 10 shrimp. Roscoe ate one, so get maybe two of each just in case a couple don't make it.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:48 PM   #6 
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Hmmm... only I want to have one of each, no identical ones, so I can name them ;)
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:42 PM   #7 
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They will not breed but they will almost certainly get eaten. Larger amano shrimp may have a better chance of survival. If you only have two shrimp you should be able to tell them apart by their sizes and whatnot, even if they look similar.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #8 
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Hmmm... Well what if I get three ghost shrimp?
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