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ghost shrimp are bottom feeders, so they will eat anything that lands on the ground. If your female was laying down, she is weak and the ghost shrimp are just cleaning up. there is a species of shrimp that are extremely aggressive that look exactly like ghost shrimp. They are called prawns. or whisker shrimp. Here Freshwater PrawnsI had a tank with a betta and some ghost shrimp that I found dead with his tail and fins eaten off. Today I found the new betta that I got Sunday barely alive being eaten by the ghost shrimp! They are her fins off and she wasn’t even dead! Are they usually this aggressive?
some ghost shrimps are just plain old mean.My ghost shrimp have been known to pick on my guppies and kill them quite often so for any fish with long flowing fins yes they are agressive (it also depends on the personality of your shrimp)
I would not reccomend housing your ghost shrimp with any more bettas
I know that a lot of people claim that they are not agressive but I hope my story will help you out a bit cause I have SEEN mine attack fish three times larger than them
Mine are not prawns/whisker shrimp they are true ghost shrimp