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Betas in a community tank?
Old 02-13-2011, 11:51 AM   #11
 
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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.
Only if your plan is to not keep your guppy fry, as they will be tasty snacks for the female bettas.

Here's a sticky on setting up and and maintaining a sorority:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...orities-29402/

PS. I'd apologize for hijacking your thread Marie, but I know you like learning new things so I'll leave this here instead of starting a new thread.

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:55 AM   #12
 
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o ok thanks i am keeping them a feeder fish any way so like ya thanks maby i will remove them and just keep it cycled and can a male go with all the females without any troble as long as it is only 1 male with like 7 females to breed can they breed?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #13
 
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125 is 6 feet right? I think you can technically keep 2 if they each have 3 feet, but in reality I wouldnt even try, or maybe it was 3 feet in each direction which would be a huge tank that you probably wouldnt even see the betta so really no point there.

Every male betta Ive had has never been mean to anything. I do have a female that chases everything but otos, she wouldnt leave the male alone when i had them in the same tank for a short time.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #14
 
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125 is 6 feet right? I think you can technically keep 2 if they each have 3 feet, but in reality I wouldnt even try, or maybe it was 3 feet in each direction which would be a huge tank that you probably wouldnt even see the betta so really no point there.
aww... So you don't think I would even see the betta in the 125? And, yes, it is 6 feet.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:21 AM   #15
 
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I currently have a female betta housed with several other community fish including neon tetras, Zebra danios, Otocinclus, Albino Corys, and African dwarf frogs. I got her when she was still rather small and she grew up in this tank with these tank mates. She is very sweet to them all and never chases anyone except in play. I have never seen her nip or flare at anyone. So it is very possible to keep a female betta with community fish. * I dont know about males as I have never tried this with one* Just thought I would toss my success story out there for you Good luck with establishing your betta in your community.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:33 AM   #16
 
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no no no, I was just kinda jokin at how big the tank would have to be to give them each 3 feet in each direction. I have one in my 75 and see him all the time. If you really wanna do it go for it and it might work out and look great, Id say just be ready to get one of them to another tank if any serious fighting happens.

Somebody on here had like 3 males in a big tank and they looked awesome swimming together, but they were also born together.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:49 AM   #17
 
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Great! I really want two.

Tell me guys ~

I already have my QT up with a few wet pets. Would you think it would be okay to add two Bettas to that?
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:09 PM   #18
 
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Great! I really want two.

Tell me guys ~

I already have my QT up with a few wet pets. Would you think it would be okay to add two Bettas to that?
Two more fish into your QT? I forget, is it a 10gl? If so, I think it's too crowded with Denisons in there. Denisons are zippy and bettas are slow moving. I'd wait unit the Denisons go into the display...it's just what I'd do.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #19
 
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Just goes to show... I always assumed all betta's were aggressive and always had to be kept alone...

I did not realize you can have females together or even place them in a community tank...
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #20
 
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Two more fish into your QT? I forget, is it a 10gl? If so, I think it's too crowded with Denisons in there. Denisons are zippy and bettas are slow moving. I'd wait unit the Denisons go into the display...it's just what I'd do.
It is a 20 gallon, but you would still wait, Kym?
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