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03-08-2012 06:02 PM
Hondataeg6 Any updates on this set-up? I plan on doing something similar for my desk at work.
01-25-2012 08:20 AM
Jayme
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Originally Posted by xenxes View Post
Also keep an eye on the ghost, some may be aggressive and slash at the Betta's fins even if the Betta can't see them.
+1 to this. I just had to remove a ghost shrimp from my betta tank after they had been together for over a month with few issues (sometimes during feeding the shrimp would grab at the betta's fins trying to get to food). Came in one day after work and Cleatus (the betta) had shredded fins all over the place. I looked all around in the tank and the filter to see if he had gotten caught somewhere but all I found was a shrimp with a full tummy and not a shred of fin anywhere in the tank. Since I have removed the evil shrimp and exiled it to the spare snail tank Cleatus is healing nicely. I felt absolutely horrible about his poor fins.
01-25-2012 07:55 AM
II Knucklez II very nice
01-25-2012 03:00 AM
calebkraft yeah, I just read that today! I had no idea ghosts were aggressive.
01-25-2012 02:55 AM
xenxes I wouldn't do cherry. Both the Betta and the ghost shrimps will attack them. Also keep an eye on the ghost, some may be aggressive and slash at the Betta's fins even if the Betta can't see them. You could add a couple snails to help with algae and substrate debris.
01-24-2012 01:54 AM
calebkraft

He's settled in. So far he hasn't messed with the two ghost shrimp that are in there at all. I'll be adding a couple cherry shrimp (maybe) later this week.
01-14-2012 11:50 PM
calebkraft Planted some dwarf hair grass and some Crypt Wendtii. The crypt is behind those rocks.

Not sure if I did the hair grass right, I guess I'll see.



How soon can I drop some shrimp into that sucker? I have some ghost shrimp around that could frolic in there.
01-13-2012 09:10 PM
Monster Fish Yup, that's a crowntail. Nice looking double-forked fins as well.
01-13-2012 07:42 PM
calebkraft

Not totally sure. is that a crowntail? He's pretty much completely blue. My 6 year old named him "Ocean"
01-13-2012 05:27 PM
Monster Fish
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I think I'll pick up a tiny filter for it.

as far as cover goes, I plan on doing TONS of anubias (or similar depending on availability). I pretty much want the ground covered with nice hiding places.
Moss is good for cover. It also gives something for the shrimp to graze on. You can check out the SnS/Power sellers forums and see what's availabe.

Btw, what kind of betta is it?
01-13-2012 04:40 PM
calebkraft
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Are you going to be running filtration? I'd assume the breakdown of the potting soil would release dangerous amounts of ammonia unless the tank was heavily planted from the start.

Also IME, bettas will eat shrimp. If they can't eat them whole, they will harrass and nip at them until they die from stress or jump out. I think decent plant cover might mitigate this though.
I think I'll pick up a tiny filter for it.

as far as cover goes, I plan on doing TONS of anubias (or similar depending on availability). I pretty much want the ground covered with nice hiding places.
01-13-2012 04:13 PM
Monster Fish Are you going to be running filtration? I'd assume the breakdown of the potting soil would release dangerous amounts of ammonia unless the tank was heavily planted from the start.

Also IME, bettas will eat shrimp. If they can't eat them whole, they will harrass and nip at them until they die from stress or jump out. I think decent plant cover might mitigate this though.
01-13-2012 03:22 PM
calebkraft So what is the proper preparation for a tank this small? Do I do a fish-less cycle like a larger tank?
01-13-2012 02:23 PM
Wicket_lfe Yeah just avoid any small shrimp, I tried that once and my Betta hunted them down. the crunching I heard was a little disturbing too.
01-13-2012 01:35 PM
fishyspots I have ghost shrimp in with most of my betta with no issues. Occasionally, a betta will snag a small one when they are first introduced but after that have never seen any aggression at all. Would assume they would be the same with other similar sized shrimp.
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