Water Changes With Betta And Shrimp

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Simon711, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Simon711

    Simon711Valued MemberMember

    Hello Everyone! I currently have a 3.5 gallon tank that is heated, filtered, and cycled. it currently houses 1 male betta, 2 ghost shrimp, and it will soon get 6 more Dream Blue Velvet Shrimp! I was doing before when I only had my betta in the tank 1 20% water change once a week with prime and adding seed (beneficial bacteria). Now that I have these shrimp in the tank do I do the same amount of water changes? I know that shrimp are much more sensitive to water changes than a betta is so I wanted to ask you guys about this. Thank you in advance!
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah that should be fine. I have a betta and shrimp in a 5 gallon and I do 40-60% water changes twice a week.
  3. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

  4. OP

    Simon711Valued MemberMember

    I always make sure the temps are matched.
  5. Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    You can keep your current wc schedule (as long as it's a good one).

    A quick tip now that you're starting to keep shrimp; put an old sock over your siphon so it doesn't suck up shrimp.
  6. OP

    Simon711Valued MemberMember

    I already have pantyhose over my intake:)
  7. -Mak-

    -Mak-Well Known MemberMember

    Ph, temp, and preferably TDS should be matched, and that will lessen chances of problems with the shrimp.

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