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Old 02-16-2011, 12:45 PM   #1 
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Betta vs. Shrimp

Okay, here's how it is. I've been turning my 2.5 gallon mini bow into a little walstad planted tank...slowly. Originally, I was planning to stock it with shrimp. However, everytime I walk past the bettas at the pet store, there's this little voice in my head that goes, "Hmm. 2.5 gallons. That's enough room for another betta..." So, what do y'all think? Betta or shrimpies? Anyone have any experience putting either in a heavily planted tank?
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:59 PM   #2 
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I would always go for the betta but I also don't have any experience with shrimp. They could be great but if I have the right size tank available it is going to have a betta in it! :)
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #3 
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If a walstand tank is basically a NPT, then you could do both. Just make sure you have enough plants to take care of the ammonia and for the shrimps to hide in, and you'll be set :D . Just make sure you add the shrimp once the tank is completely set up and stable so that there are no unstable water params to kill them. So long as your betta isn't the agressive (and hungry) sort, they should be fine.

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:22 PM   #4 
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ha ha ha ha i agree with JK
my partner suggested both and if u go to a local creek grab a handfull of leaves outta the water, they will provide little critters for the shrimps to eat and a place for them to hide
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