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Old 02-03-2011, 03:33 PM   #1 
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Cherry shrimps?

hey are cherry shrimps okay in a 10 gal tank with 5 female bettas and 2 snails?
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #2 
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That depends....some female Bettas are fine with RCS or shrimp in general and others are not and will kill everyone of them....sometimes if you have lots of hiding places especially a big clump of java moss...can sometimes help.....but IME...I have never been able to keep shrimp with my females in tanks smaller than 20gal....no problem in my big tanks.....or with my males even in small tanks the shrimp are fine....for what ever reason the females are really hard on my shrimp....lol....

The only way to know is to try it....but you may want to try with ghost shrimp first since they are cheaper.....
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:50 PM   #3 
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yeah im a little worried cuz my females attack my snails lmfaoo
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #4 
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You should have a lot of hiding places in the tank if you are going to put shrimp in there otherwise your bettas could get a bit hungry and start munching on those bright little critters.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:30 PM   #5 
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Yupp cherry shrimp are fine in a 10 gallon, they are also part of the vaccumes that are in the tank:)
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #6 
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I put them in both my tanks.. One tank the betta ate all but two (which hide all the time) and in the other. they ahve alreay multiplied and are everywhere and my betta pays no attention to them. It really depends on the betta
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:50 PM   #7 
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IME, eventually, cherry shrimp become food for bettas when they are kept in the same tank no matter how well the fish are fed how big the tank is or how heavily planted the tank may be. The cherry shrimp get their own tank.

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Old 02-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #8 
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IME, eventually, cherry shrimp become food for bettas when they are kept in the same tank no matter how well the fish are fed how big the tank is or how heavily planted the tank may be. The cherry shrimp get their own tank.
Really i thought that shrimp are good choices for co-existing with bettas.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:03 PM   #9 
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IME, eventually, cherry shrimp become food for bettas when they are kept in the same tank no matter how well the fish are fed how big the tank is or how heavily planted the tank may be. The cherry shrimp get their own tank.
I tend to agree with Dragonlady.
No matter how good they may be doing things can quickly change over night,
If you really want RCS give them a tank of their own.
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IMO-this varies from one betta to another and even from one minute to another....sometimes the Betta will be fine with them for months and then one day....not......I don't have any problems with my RCS and Bettas right now...not to say this won't change....in my large heavy planted tanks or even my 1gal with a male....however, this could change....I just had a male take out an adult female RCS in a heavy planted 5g-but he also has a bunch of fry he is tending and it may have been protecting the fry because he has never even looked twice at shrimp before.....its a risk adding anything with this species of fish...its a crap-shoot day to day.....they are loners on the most part and usually don't like or need friends....we add tank mates for us not them.....
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