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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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My little girls little tank

So my daughter wanted a tank so I had a 5.5g tank, a Deep Blue Nano filter, some substrate and a heater. Boom she has a tank pics to come. but not much to see.

It going to have a betta and some shrimp with low light plants

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.

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Betta OR shrimp, not both together! That will equal "no shrimp" and a fat betta!
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Betta OR shrimp, not both together! That will equal "no shrimp" and a fat betta!
Not quite, depending on their size. Or at least so I have been told. Personally i wouldn't try, but I have heard of of Betta owners having Shrimp. And in a 5.5 gal that is plenty of room.

Kudos to you for giving your Betta plenty of room.
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I had a betta with shrimps and he did not bother them at all he just watch them do they little shrimpy thing and he'd just chill. If he chows them down then I'll add a dwarf cray fish or two.

I also kept him well fed. So the clock is ticking on the tank cycle added some Sachem stability and I'll be doing a WC on the big tank tomorrow I'll put 2gallons from that in her tank as well as squeeze the filter sponges in to her tank. That should speed things up. She wants her Betta now good thing they are tuff fish. She saw one a petco but they are so big already aqua gut just got ayoung shipment in so we will check them out they looked pretty small and young. That good the last one was with us for almost three years.

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You can also try Amano shrimp. Not as pretty as some of the others, but big ones can usually hold their own with bettas and other small fish, to my experience. Of course, your mileage may vary!
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A good sized amano might do well. Really depends on your Betta, I have a really docile one that is very non-aggresive with shrimp and fancy guppies at work.
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I had a betta with shrimps and he did not bother them at all he just watch them do they little shrimpy thing and he'd just chill. If he chows them down then I'll add a dwarf cray fish or two.
I had a betta and CPO together in 5 gallon. Everything was fine for 6 months or so then one day the CPO decided to start grabbing onto the betta's fins and hitching rides around the tank.
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I had a betta and CPO together in 5 gallon. Everything was fine for 6 months or so then one day the CPO decided to start grabbing onto the betta's fins and hitching rides around the tank.
That had to look funny.

Move along little fishy move along. YAH HAAA!

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Well no Betta yet maybe this weekend. No live plant either.

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my female bettas lived with 6 ghost shrimps for months. then one day decided WOW SHRIMPS ARE DELICIOUS. And systematically hunted and murdered them one by one. The last shrimp they killed was the same sized as them =<.

I have never seen my girls so united. They all attacked her at the same time and ripped the shrimp apart. one ran off with the head, one with the tail =<.
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my female bettas lived with 6 ghost shrimps for months. then one day decided WOW SHRIMPS ARE DELICIOUS. And systematically hunted and murdered them one by one. The last shrimp they killed was the same sized as them =<.

I have never seen my girls so united. They all attacked her at the same time and ripped the shrimp apart. one ran off with the head, one with the tail =<.
Wolfpac mentality like my wife when she goes out with year friend. Good thing I'm the Alpha.

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It really depends on the personality of the betta. I had one very friendly boy that was happy to live with an amano and even a small male endler (rescue). Another betta I had was NOT friendly to anything, the plants, the gravel, the filter, his tail...YMMV
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Yep I've had betta that would flare up and strut if my son walked in the room or the cat then do nothing for my daughter or wife ever and one that never did anything.

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Ok the betta boy is in his name is Reyback yep my daughter watches WWE. Pics to come. I also added some Argentine sword. I'll be trimming the main tank so and I'll plant so clipping from that.

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How do you like the Deep Blue Nano filter? I was thinking of getting one for a betta tank. Is the flow pretty good?
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