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jebbewocky
08-19-2012, 01:53 AM
Ghost shrimp? Cherry shrimp?

I have a 10gal with a female betta, and a nerite snail and some plants..

Goes to 11!
08-19-2012, 01:59 AM
Both are possible menu items for the Betta [Betta dependent of course], Neither will mess with the snail.
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jebbewocky
08-19-2012, 02:02 AM
Betta is old..might wait a bit longer then.
Nerites wouldn't eat the snail?

Goes to 11!
08-19-2012, 02:11 AM
Betta is old..might wait a bit longer then.
Nerites wouldn't eat the snail?
[You meant shrimp here I am guessing] No, I have Nerites and shrimp in several tanks it's a non issue. Nerites eat algae.

jebbewocky
08-19-2012, 02:18 AM
Oh, yeah I did--tired. I've seen snails eat dead fish, so I wasn't sure if they'd go for shrimp.

Goes to 11!
08-19-2012, 02:24 AM
Snails will hit up the dead fish buffet but are not responsible for the demise of said fish. Nerites pose no threat to anything IME.
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homemadepopcorn
08-19-2012, 03:47 AM
Snails will hit up the dead fish buffet but are not responsible for the demise of said fish. Nerites pose no threat to anything IME.
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Except tank dirtiness. They'll completely destroy that.

Goes to 11!
08-19-2012, 03:55 AM
Sir, Your logic is infallible and has destroyed the validity of my assertion, I submit to the superiority of your statement.
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onneeye
08-19-2012, 03:59 AM
Have 3 horned nerite snails in my shrimp tank. They don't brother my shrimps or dwarf crayfish. My tank and plants are squeaky clean from algae.:hmm3grin2orange:

jebbewocky
08-21-2012, 03:26 AM
Decided to add some hornwort, and give shrimps a go, hoping the extra hiding space keeps 'em safe. I bought 4, have only seen 3 in the last few days, but the fourth might just be hiding. If it doesn't work out, I tried.

If/when the betta goes, I'm going to turn this into a shrimparium, and might introduce an ADF or two to keep the numbers reasonable after I have a bloom or two. :)

Gogi
08-22-2012, 02:46 AM
No, I have Nerites and shrimp in several tanks it's a non issue. Nerites eat algae.

They eat fish eggs too..:scry: good bye gbr eggs R.I.P

rabbayan
11-20-2012, 12:07 PM
Ghost shrimp? Cherry shrimp?

I have a 10gal with a female betta, and a nerite snail and some plants..

nerite snail is okay with all kind of shrimp...they are a good tankmates,but betta you must getting out...because can eat your shrimp if it hungry