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post #1 of 4 Old 05-04-2013, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Bettas with Guppy fry and guppies? (ASAP)

I heard from a friend that it was ok to keep a betta fish with 3 guppies and their fry. Is this true. I was planning on taking back a broken tank I got and need a place for the betta. Please Reply ASAP
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-04-2013, 10:08 AM
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You can put them in there - just don't be surprised if the betta does a little population control on the fry (depending on their age/size)
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-04-2013, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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You can put them in there - just don't be surprised if the betta does a little population control on the fry (depending on their age/size)
Yah, I have about 1 week old guppy fry and 5 week old platy fry all in there. There good sizes though
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-04-2013, 12:38 PM
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This is not a good match long-term. Male guppy are brightly coloured, and this is documented as being like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Betta frequently attack such fish.

The guppy may decide to nip the flowing fins of Betta.

Betta are not community fish, and will always be better on their own in a suitable aquarium. But in an emergency, you might get by.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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