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Old 06-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Can cherry shrimp and 1 male betta live okay in a 4 gallon tank.(p.s the betta had to be moved from the community tank as it attacked a platy and ate its tail but the platy is doing fine.)
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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I kept some in a 5 gallon and my betta had them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There were also caves and live plants in there and he still sought them out!
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do it since you betta attacked a platy who is much bigger than a cherry shrimp, unless you want to provide your betta with an expensive snack.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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Good conditioning food if your breeding.... I wouldn't put them in with a betta unless you had a lot of cover and the betta was known not to eat shrimp. Try it out with ghost shrimp to see if it's a shrimp eater.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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do you know why my betta fish is quite lazy?
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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What is the temp of the water? When did you do a water change last? What type of filtration do you have? Is he old? Is he bloated? Is he sick? Those questions need to be answered before I know.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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endlerguppy,

Would you clarify, what you mean by "quite lazy"?

Not sure, I get possible illness from that description.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #8
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he just doesnt swim around much but when he does he swims very slow.
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Most bettas act that way because of bad water conditions or sickness. We need to know the water temp and quality.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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Default the temp

the temp is room temperature and i dont test the water but i will just test it now.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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actually...bettas are not a real active fish..it is their nature to just kind of hang out..they don't flit around the tank like tetras and barbs and danios...so this fish , if being decently kept and being on the lazy side has nothing to do with poor water conditions..he is just being a betta.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #12
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Betta man,

I believe you would do well to change the beginning of your statement
(in most instances) from "most bettas" to "my bettas" that would be more experience oriented on your part.

I agree with Loha, as I found with most of my bettas to be very laid back.

Even in the big sorority tanks, the females after establishing the hierarchy were totally
lackadaisical on a daily basis.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #13
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the water test is
NH3/Nh+4=0.25mg/l
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #14
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Well "Room temperature" as I interpret it is 18C. That is way to cold for a betta. It should be at around 24C-25C. That might explain why your betta is swimming so slow. Possibly throw a heater in there.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #15
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god....i wish my room temp was 18C.....
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