Ghost Shrimp As Betta Food?

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Claire Bear said:
Sure, but why?
I read that sometimes you should give your betta a varied diet, so I thought fresh ghost shrimp would be a good idea, and keep leftovers in the freezer.
 

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Okay, makes sense. I give mine pellets six days a week. Mine is in a 6 gallon plus tank. Just make sure to remove any left over if you have yours in a small tank so it doesn't raise your ammonia, etc.
 

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Repolie said:
I did once feed my bettas live baby Cherry Shrimps, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for ghost shrimps.
It is fine, I am just saying a small tank and feeding live food can equal an issue but likely np.
 

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Claire Bear said:
It is fine, I am just saying a small tank and feeding live food can equal an issue but likely np.
Huh? The op asked if it's ok feed Ghost Shrimps and I fed Cherry Shrimps, so I see no difference between feeding either one. What did you quote me for?
 

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Yeah, just don't try to start a colony of them in the same tank. Once they realise they can eat them they don't stop.
 
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InsanityShard said:
Yeah, just don't try to start a colony of them in the same tank. Once they realise they can eat them they don't stop.
My betta wasn't too interested. He had a small piece. But my angelfish LOVED it. I'm definitely gonna get lots more. Even one of my lamp eye tetras sole the head!
 

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Hahahahaha that’s interesting because ever since my baby Betta successfully bullied, killed and ate a ghost shrimp. He refused pellets flakes and etc. shrimp is the only thing he eats now. :/ I tried soaking pellets in garlic guard. Forget about it. Does not work. Lollll I think I spoiled him.
 

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georgelee1000 said:
Hahahahaha that’s interesting because ever since my baby Betta successfully bullied, killed and ate a . He refused pellets flakes and etc. shrimp is the only thing he eats now. :/ I tried soaking pellets in . Forget about it. Does not work. Lollll I think I spoiled him.
Keep a very close watch on him. Mine started like that, then in less than a month literally ate himself into extreme obesity/constipation followed by a rapid decline into dropsy... There was nothing I could do except move him to a 1g, and I didn't think there were that many babies... He ate 3/4 of the entire shrimp colony I had. Just... Population boom, followed a couple of months later by my betta just going downhill so fast.
 

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Keep a very close watch on him. Mine started like that, then in less than a month literally ate himself into extreme obesity/constipation followed by a rapid decline into dropsy... There was nothing I could do except move him to a 1g, and I didn't think there were that many babies... He ate 3/4 of the entire shrimp colony I had. Just... Population boom, followed a couple of months later by my betta just going downhill so fast.
hahahah shrimp killer!!! I feed mine dried shrimp now. I soaked them first and used a tweezer to get some flesh. So I can control the proportion. I guess it’s not too bad. They are good protein sources. Mine refuse to eat anything else loll.
 

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