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Bettas with Guppy fry and guppies? (ASAP)
Old 05-04-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
 
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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Old 05-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
 
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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Old 05-04-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
 
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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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Old 05-04-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
 
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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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