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I will be buying some cherry shrimp and was wondering if they would be ok with a betta? The tank would have a decent amount of java moss and a few floating ones as well.

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From my experience its entirely based on the bettas temperment. I have owned a handful of bettas in recent years and every one I try with shrimp and every one chases them down as soon as they realize what they are. There are plenty of people that don't have this issue, but I haven't found a chill betta yet. I have much better luck with amano shrimp once they reach full size.
 

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My betta used to live with a few ghost shrimp and he did not bother them, he is also blind in one eye. I just thought that maybe the red would attract more attention?
 

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I have a betta with cherry shrimp. He followed them around for a few weeks and now largely ignores them. Each betta has it's own personality so keep an eye on them and give the shrimp plenty of places to hide. Have a backup plan...

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We got a few female gouramis.. and they systematically hunted down both the fry and the adults. I moved all I could catch into the ten gallon with the betta. He ignores them, so I got lucky.
 

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Ok I can put a divider in in case of any issues. That's my back up plan.

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