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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-09-2009, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Question Betta with Shrimp

Hello! Earlier I posted a question about housing a snail with a Betta (in a 3 gal. tank) and got excellent information back. With this information it appears that a shrimp, or like Crustacean, might be the better option. So my three-part question...

Do you agree that shrimp are a good combination with a Betta? How many shrimp can/should be housed with a Betta in a 3gal? And what type of shrimp should I research for this type of setup?

Much appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 03:17 PM
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Shrimp can be housed with bettas but some bettas will eat the shrimp. Because of that, I would try ghost shrimp since they rarely cost more than a dollar (they cost 25 cents here). They're fairly hardy and easy to find. As long as you have good water quality, you could keep four or five. Just make sure there are plenty of hiding spots--they really like plants.

Cherry shrimp would also work, but they cost more.


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You could see if it works with ghost shrimp then get cherry if your betta doesn't try to eat it


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