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post #1 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Betas in a community tank?

I have been reading and reading and now I have myself utterly confused! You can put them with tetras, but not big ones, no angel fish but platy and rasbora are okay...

But then I read that they are not okay.

I just want one. I think. But I do want my black angel baby....


Decisions decisions decisions....

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post #2 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 09:58 AM
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Depends which tetras and rasboras you want to keep it with. Platies are absolutely fine. I've kept a betta in a large community tank before. There was plenty of space for him to live with my praecox rainbows, corydoras, angels, pencilfish, tetras, rams, etc.

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post #3 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Lupin! I have been reading your sticky on the subject of Betas. Very informative and I trust what you say ~

I just read that lots of schooling fish bother them ~ thoughts?

So you recommend a male as opposed to a female? And just one in my tank?

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post #4 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:05 AM
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I've never had that problem. But he confined himself to strutting in the middle and going to the front top left corner where he created his bubblenest while the rest school at the back or lower level as they were intimidated by several angels. That's as much as I can remember.

Almost a decade back, I had a compartment for four bettas. It sunk one night and all four swam together. The next morning, one was found dead with shredded fins, two extremely injured while the last one was perfectly fine. The last one simply kept to himself. They must have brawled each other to death all night while I was asleep. No other fish including the lone albino tiger barb dared to even approach them even though I theorized others were involved. The more likely theory is the bettas brawled each other to death. =3

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post #5 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Oh wow. Sorry to hear that.

So ~ would you get just one for my 125? Male or Female? He or she, will be going into QT with other wet pets ~

When I figure my list ~ I will find you to you can tell me if you think it is a good list.

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2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


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post #6 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:26 AM
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LOL! Unless your tank is heavily planted, keep only one male. Females work well in groups.

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post #7 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Got it. Thanks so much!

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2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


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post #8 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:42 AM
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I had a male betta in a 29g for a couple of years and no problems with the other fish (it's been a long time ago, but I remember having a red-tail shark, black shark, pleco, guppies, and corys in the tank). More recently, in spite of some written recommendations against, I had a male betta in a 55g with several male and female guppies. No problems. Once in a while he'd chase the male guppies, but the guppies literally could back away from him faster than he could swim with all the betta finnage! I think sometimes it depends on the personality of the individual fish.

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post #9 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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! I think sometimes it depends on the personality of the individual fish.

David
I couldn't agree more, David. I have kept some fish together that some had major problems.


Thank You!

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3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

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post #10 of 20 Old 02-13-2011, 11:06 AM
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Question Bettas

i dont want to steel your thread but can i put like alot of females in a 20 like maby 7 or 8 female bettas is that a good set and with like plants and a couple guppie fry.

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