I thought amano shrimps would be safe from bettas...but no...
I tested my bettas with a couple of ghost shrimp (cheap and similar size), and for 5 months they shared the 5 gallon peacefully. I rotate my bettas (individually!) from their bowls to the 5 gallon every couple of weeks so they all have time in the big tank, lol. The shrimp were safe with the bettas in this fashion for 5 months, so I thought that I could keep them with amano shrimps too.
I woke up about 3 days ago to a bloated and smiling betta pecking apart what was left of the head of a ghost shrimp O_O There were 4 shrimp in there and HE ATE THEM ALL IN ONE NIGHT O_O No sign of them left!!! Well, except for a couple of random antenna/leg fragments and a huge stomach O_o
They did live peacefully for a really long time, I'm not sure what caused him to go on a rampage...I guess if the betta never figures out that shrimp are tasty, then it will be ok. They are smart little buggers though O_o
5 gallon Eclipse corner with a pugnacious betta dubbed "Efiasatche" (say it out loud and slowly
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