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Adding Ghost Shrimp To 5g Betta Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Jon Crosby, May 19, 2019.

  1. Jon Crosby New Member Member

    Good evening from Sydney,

    I was looking into getting some ghost shrimp for my betta tank just to clean up uneaten food and any algae.

    I went into my local pet store and said what i wanted and where its going and they advised agaisnt getting shrimp as the likelyhood they are going to be eaten by the betta is high.

    I have just done my water tests and these are the results -

    The last watechange was 12/05/19.

    PH - 7.6
    High Range PH - 8.2
    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrite - 0ppm
    Nitrate - 0ppm

    I have also attached a photo of the 5G tank, front view and also birdseye view.

    So my question is, will ghost shrimp be okay or is there something else I can get?




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  2. Aprilamy New Member Member

    I am wondering the same thing. I have a divided 10 gal with a betta in each side.
  3. Nobote Valued Member Member

    You can try...most bettas will pop shrimp once they figure out they are in there.

    If you do try them,you need some guppy grass or hornwort- and a ton of hiding places for the ghost shrimp so they can avoid the betta.
  4. kallililly1973 Well Known Member Member

    How did you change your water in December of this year? Just kidding ;). Adding anything with a betta is usually hit or miss depending on their specific personality.