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BronzieTheMoor
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Shrimp
« on: August 19, 2011, 04:59:32 PM »

Has any of you ever had cherry, ghost, or bamboo shrimp? Haha, I've been looking for a betta tank mate besides snails (bor-ing!) and I think a bamboo would be great, I was wondering how to feed as they are filter feeders. I was also looking for about three small shrimp (ghost or cherry Huh) to be housed in a 1 gal bowl with some live plants. Ideas? Smiley 
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 05:51:34 PM »

Snail aren't boring!! A couple shrimp will do fine in a 1 gallon. But I heard of someone who's shrimp sliced a huge cut in the betta's fin.
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 06:06:50 PM »

AWWW... :'(
So no shrimpies in the betta tank. Anybody got shrimp reccomendations in bowls?
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 05:55:55 PM »

Bowls are for soup, not for fish   Shocked
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 06:27:49 PM »

Hehe, I know. Ghosties are only an inch, says the net.
Now I want soup.  Smiley
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 06:51:28 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy, LOL, but going back to be serious, LOl, please don't keep them in a bowl, even so called cleaner shrimp need filtration aeration and they also create an additional bioload.
( I used to keep my bettas in bowls ( big ones with Ug filter, etc ) but chamged them a few month ago into tanks with internal filter too.
Basically it doesn't matter how small your beloved critter is, if you want to take care and look after them properly and give them the most natural environment possible, keep them in a tank
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 06:53:05 PM »

Would one of those 2 gallon tanks work? I do need something not so expensive, though.
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 07:06:11 PM »

2 gallon is less than 10 litres... hmmm, better than 1 g.
But sometimes walmart  ( like our Kmart ) should have some starter sets: tank with lid and internal filter ( 20l tank >>> approx 5 g ) for really less $. We bought some of them for our bettas for $ 29 each.
Maybe you like to have a look arround first before spending $ for a 2g and then discovering there are 5g tanks for much the same price on sale.....

But a tank is always better than a bowl Smiley
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 07:12:38 PM »

True, but I've got limited space due to the fact I have a 5, 10, and am working towards a 29 I need. (Gallons*) Betta in the 5, two moors in the 10. That would be the reason for the 29
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 07:26:21 PM »

So true, unfortunately we cannot extend the space we need  Tongue
What about waiting then until your moors are in the 29 when you get it and set it up and after this use the 10 for your shrimp etc?
I think this would be a good idea? Wink
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 07:52:41 PM »

Yeah, but the thing about that is I somehow have a straggler zebra danio, and I will be using the ten for a shoal of five, so.
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 08:19:02 PM »

I am not familiar with zebra danios though how big they get, but I got a fighter with 5 rasboras and 2 corys in a 20l tank, very good planted, gravel, log and filtration... it may work out with having the shrimp, the danios and one fighter, but it has to be researched.
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 08:23:09 PM »

OKay, Thanks!
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 08:34:15 PM »

Oh, I see, I didn't get a chance to check it! Angry
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 08:42:51 PM »

Um, Hanna? I saw a reply between my last two. What's up? Huh
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Re: Shrimp
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 02:29:23 PM »

I've had zebra danios, they don't grow that big, I think they'd be about 2 inches, MAX.

Shrimp need a lot more care than you'd first thing, good filtration is pretty important for the little guys, so a bowl wouldn't be ideal for them.
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