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  1. 5 gallon Betta tankmates?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I recently bought my 5 gallon tank (Fluval spec v) for my betta, and wanted to add some tank mates for him. Would 1 nerite snail and 2 ghost shrimp be too much?
  2. Shrimp

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I was wondering if I could keep a shrimp with my betta and snail. I searched around on here, and most shrimp got killed by the betas they were housed with, so I'm thinking that's not a good idea. I have a 1/2 gallon tank, so I was wondering if I could keep one or two shrimp in that? Any...
  3. My Ghost Shrimp

    Other Fish
    They've gotten so big! They're big enough to start competing with the minnows for food XD I haven't gotten my camera out fast enough to catch it happening while the minnows are feeding, but they're brave enough to swim out into the open, no mater how bad they are at swimming forward. I've...
  4. Betta and Ghost Shrimp

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello, I am researching to set up a 3 gallon tank for 1 male betta. As a kid I did own two bettas at separate times, but I did not know the proper living conditions for them at the time. Each lived for about a year. I'm looking now for a companion to help keep the tank clean and ghost shrimp...
  5. Betta and Ghost/Cherry Shrimp in 2.5 gallon

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi, I have a 2.5 gallon tank, fully cycled, with a baby male betta (he's about 1 inch). I was wondering if I could get a couple of ghost or cherry shrimp to go with him. I just tested the water - Ammonia=0, Nitrate=10-15, Nitrite=0. Also, if I were to add 2 shrimp, what would I feed them? Thanks!
  6. Betta with Shrimp advice

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a male betta in a planted ten gallon tank. I've tried having rasporas with my betta but they all died I guess because of the ph not being right for them (my bad). However, I've been reading up and decided that I would like to add some ghost shrimp because they are small and will do some...
  7. Fin Damage?

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta, viggo, lives in a filtered, cycled 10 gallon aquarium. I keep the water at a constant 80 degrees, and do weekly 25% water changes, sometimes biweekly. I rearrange the decorations in his tank about every two weeks, and he has lots of stimulation, like a floating log, a hammock, colorful...
  8. DisinfectING live plant?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi there, I'm new to owning betta fishes, everything I know is from the fish store but they didn't seem very helpful as 4 other fishes has died and I'm on fish #5. I hope I'm posting this question in the right place. So when I got the first 3 fishes none of them made it through the night and I...
  9. Better fish vs. Ghost Shrimp

    Betta Pictures
    While my Betta fish heals up, I thought I'd put my energy into something more positive instead of all the worry I was doing while my tank was cycling. I tried to upload it it but the attachments feature kept giving me an error. So here it is :)
  10. Betta and Rasboras.

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So my Betta, viggo, currently shares his 10 gallon with 4 ghost shrimp. I would like to add some other fish, and am considering harlequin rasboras. Will these guys generally get along with bettas? I'm planning to take viggo out, rearrange the decor and add some new decorations, add rasboras...
  11. What size can ghost shrimp get through, but bettas cant?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I want to divide a 10 gallon with needle working grids and folder edges. I had planned on cutting some holes so ghost shrimp could have free reign of the bottom. Problem is, I have no idea how big to cut the holes (along the bottom) to allow that. Right now I'm thinking either 2x4 or 3x3 or 3...
  12. Ghost Shrimp

    Other Fish
    I've read somewhere that these guys turn pink when they die. So far, I've cleaned them out when that happens. Yesterday, I left it in for a bit and found out it was actually molting! I feel really bad about the ones I may have killed on accident thinking they were already dead. How can you...
  13. Opinions??

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    What do you guys think??
  14. Considering A Tank Mate

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I own a 5.8-5.9 gallon tank (says the aquarium calculator) and have a betta of course. I'd like to get him some kind of tank mate that will stay toward the bottom. I've considered ghost shrimp, glass catfish, or possibly a snail since I've heard of many betta owners also having snails in the...
  15. Ghost Shrimp Food Aggression: Is It Because My Tank Is Overstocked?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm worried that my tank may be overstocked and causing the aggressive behavior exhibited by my larger ghost shrimp. I have 20 shrimp and 1 male betta in a 10 gallon heavily planted tank ( 2 1/2 cups of Java moss, 1 marimo ball, 10 anubias, 7 water wisteria, some duckweed and frog bit ). They...
  16. Ideas for 15 gallon?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    First off, I've been creeping on this forum for probably over a year now and it's awesome! I've had tons of ideas and learned a lot about bettas and just aquariums in general but right now I'm completely stuck. Sorry if this is in the wrong section as I'm really asking multiple questions but the...
  17. Updated tanks

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi, I have cleaned and updates my tanks today :)
  18. Tank Mates?

    Betta Fish Care
    My tank has been running for a month now, and I've had my betta for 3 weeks already. I have a 5 gal and I was thinking of getting 2-4 ghost shrimp. I figured they would be good companions because they'll eat leftover food and algae, and my betta sometimes misses food I drop. My betta is...
  19. Cherry Shrimp: Friend or Food?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So, I'd really like to do some RCS as a cleanup crew for the tank I'm currently still cycling but I am worried if they will be eaten. I know there have been situations where it works, and ones where it doesn't, but I don't know which is more common. Also, is there anything I can do to maximize...
  20. What's the deal with ghost shrimp?

    Other Fish
    I have a few questions about ghost shrimp. If anyone can help me out I'd really appreciate it! Ok, so here is what has happened so far. I had started by moving my betta from a 1 gallon tank to a 10 gallon. He would eat the shrimp, so I thought, "I'll keep two shrimp in his old tank!" I work at...
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