Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Apr 07, 2015
I added some ghost shrimp to my Betta tank to try and provide some tank mates for the Betta. I read online that they were highly compatible, since they don't look like fish. My Betta didn't agree and decided to eat them. Needless to say- they aren't the best tank mates with some fish because they will get eaten. They were very easy to take care of though, they didn't require any extra feeding than what I was already feeding the Betta. Mine were daredevils though- it might be because they were scared of the Betta, but one or two of them always had a habit of jumping out of the tank. My tank is mostly enclosed, but there is some extra space in the top of the lid for a larger filter, and that was enough for them to hop out. They were always still alive when I found them, so I just put them back in the tank. Overall (getting eaten aside) I enjoyed watching the little guys roam the tank and eat all the leftovers. Being clear is also pretty cool because you can see their entire insides and it's very different than most fish. I would recommend them to any fish owners as tankmates or on their own- but be warned, your other fish might see them as a tasty snack and not friends.