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I have a planted 6 gal Fluval Edge that's been up and running since April of this year. I just removed the Betta and now have a school of 4 neons and a troupe of Fire shrimp living there. I'd like to add a single 'focal fish' who does NOT eat shrimp and who would be commpatible with this tank as it is now.

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2 more neon tetras and some sparkling gouramis


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if you have enough dense vegetation, you can try a female betta. but there really is no single centerpiece fish, of similar size to bettas that do not eat some sort of shrimp, and have the same centerpiece effect that you are looking for.




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Don't keep more than one sparkling gourami in that tank, they will kill each other. One makes a nice if somewhat shy centerpiece fish though. He will eat shrimp babies but not adults.
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sparkling gouramis are fine with eachother. theyre not like dwarfs or blue gouramis


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Every gourami I have had ate shrimp con mucho gusto!


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I vote Female Betta. I have a Copper Crowntail Female betta with shrimps. She leaves them alone and only goes after the algae wafers I put in there for the shrimps to eat. Of course I have Amanos and they are the same size as her. O_O

Some females are just as beautiful as a male. And you can get small females. But just like males it depends on their attitude.



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i highly doubt a sparkling gourami could eat an adult shrimp since theyre the same size as an adult shrimp.


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I have the fluval edge 6 gal with 4 neons, a few cherry red shrimps, and 2 sparkling gouramis I added yesterday. They seem to be doing well with the shrimp. They are pretty small, so they definitely won't be able to eat the adult shrimp, but might pick on the babies.
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even the neons will pick on the babies


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I used to keep a female yellow dragon plakat in with my cherry shrimp in a planted 10 gallon. i kept that tank for about a year running like that, and the cherries didn't mind the betta too much. as long as the vegetation is dense enough (mine were protected by a lot of dwarf sag) the betta cant take out all your shrimp, and their population will grow until it is balanced out by how many can hide effectively and how many cant.




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