Question Ghost shrimp in 3.5 gal tank

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Hi! I was wondering if I could keep 2 or 3 ghost shrimp with a betta? He currently lives in a 3.5 gallon with a working nitrogen cycle.
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He seems to get lonely in the day, always getting excited when someone sees him. He is a social fish, surprisingly. He is also very peaceful. He sometimes doesn’t even flare at his reflection, just swims away from it. Would I be able to keep just male shrimp or just females (I don’t want an overload) in there? Is there even a way to find their gender?
 

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GeroBetta said:
Hi! I was wondering if I could keep 2 or 3 ghost shrimp with a betta? He currently lives in a 3.5 gallon with a working nitrogen cycle.
0 Ammonia nitrite
5 nitrate
He seems to get lonely in the day, always getting excited when someone sees him. He is a social fish, surprisingly. He is also very peaceful. He sometimes doesn’t even flare at his reflection, just swims away from it. Would I be able to keep just male shrimp or just females (I don’t want an overload) in there? Is there even a way to find their gender?
I think it depends on the betta. Some will eat the shrimp and others won’t. However if you have shrimplets, the betta may eat those. But that is just a way of keeping the population under control.
 

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I’ve had many bettas eat my shrimp, until my current betta. It’s definitely worth trying because it really depends on the individual betta
 
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thanks for all the responses! I think I will try this out! :)
 

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