Would a female betta eat ghost shrimp? Question

  1. samantha.h

    samantha.h Member Member

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    I don't WANT her to. I officially have MTS and I wanted to get a female betta and maybe 1 or 2 ghost shrimp for this new 3 gallon I bought yesterday, but I'm worried she may snack on them.

    Thoughts? :;dk
     

  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    It's a pretty good possibilty. Honestly, it differs from betta to betta.
    One may not bother them, another might.
     

  3. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    My halfmoon Cowboy isn't bothering his ghost shrimp tank mates at all. However, he's still small and I expect that this might change eventually. You just never know with bettas.
     
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    samantha.h

    samantha.h Member Member

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    That's true, Lucy. One could be harmless looking at the store and then become a really aggressive one. I guess I could always test it...ghost shrimp aren't that expensive. I'd just feel bad if they got eaten during the testing period.
     
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    samantha.h Member Member

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    Good to hear from a personal experience. :) I love your betta's name, haha.
     
  6. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

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    LOL... I named him Cowboy because I got him while I was staying in Texas (I couldn't go without fishkeeping even for a couple months). I moved him and his 5.5 gallon back to Georgia a few weeks ago and all went well. The 5 ghost shrimp were added 3 weeks ago, and he checks them out and knows that they are there, but doesn't pay much attention to them so far.
     
  7. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

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    My betta, Juliet, is very good, she doesn't attack my rcs, she swims up to them and flares then they just dart back and she is happy
     

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