I was excited to introduce my Betta to his new friends yesterday although I was a little bit weary at first. I put 5 ghost shrimp in there with him but I've read that the Betta could eat them all or choke and die. My Betta however, seems to leave them alone for the most part although he is very interested in what they are up too.
I put a Fluval Edge Pre-Filter on the end of the intake of my Red Sea Nano to stop the shrimp from getting sucked inside the filter. This pre-filter works perfect. I was getting tired of making my own pre-filters out of left over sponge.
The Betta and Ghost Shrimp have an interesting relationship lol. As of right now, the Betta will watch this shirmp making them back up but not bit them. Also, the shrimp will swim right into the Betta when he isn't paying attention. I'll have to keep my eye on them. I would hate to have the shrimps eaten or shreading the fins of my Betta; however, if they do get eaten I can always get some more shrimp. Super cheap @ .49/shrimp at Petco.
I have a lot more Dwarf Sag I could fill in places. In about 1 month from now, I will have more Christmas Moss then I will know what to do with. Maybe I could add these plants to this tank but for now I'm going to wait and see what happens.
My ghost shrimp I had with my betta steals his food, it's hilarious. I eventually moved my ghost shrimp to another tank, but man did he like to mess with my betta. Eventually Lord Baelish would steal the food back, it was a chase around the tank to see who would finish eating the food first!
Back on the forum after two moves across two years! Slowly getting back into the hobby!