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Can a balloon mollie be kept with a Fighter!
Old 06-15-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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Here is a list of compatible fish


Some Betta fish will NOT tolerate tank mates and will go on a killing frenzy when introduced to other fish, so if you do decide to keep your Betta with other fish. Make sure that you have a backup plan incase It doesn't work. And make sure that you add the Betta last, because this will prevent some aggresion. If you add it first then the Betta will claim its territory and then when you introduce the new fish the Betta will think that the new fish are in his territory and kill the fish

generally compatible fish for bettas

----Name of fish-------minimum tank size------minimum group number
Ember tetras--------10 gallons----------six
Habrosus cories--------10 gallons----------six
hastatus cories------10 gallons-------------six
Von-rio tetras-------------15 gallons---------ideally 7 or more
Pristilla tetras------------10 gallons-----------six
Head and light tetras----10-------------------six
Cherry barbs----------15 gallons----------------six
Neon tetras-------------10 gallons------------ Six
Neons tetras can be a bit nippy when kept in small numbers so you would need atleast 6 to house them properly with a Betta
galaxy rasboras------------10 gallons-----------Six
panda and pygmy cories------10 gallons-----------Six
most other cories-----------15-20 gallons -----Six
harlequin rasbora -----------10 gallons---------Six
non fancy female guppies------10 gallons ------- Three
endlers livebearers------------10gallons---------Three
zebra danios-----------------3.5 foot tank-------Six
Bristle nose plecos------------2.5 foot tank-------One
Bushy nose plecos-------------2.5 foot tank------One
non colorful platies------------10 gallons---------Three
glo fish----------------------3.5 foot tank--------Six
rummy nose tetras------------15 gallons-----------Six
glo light tetras----------------10 gallons----------Six
cardinal tetras----------------15 gallons----------Six
X ray tetras-------------------10 gallons----------Six
"feeder guppies"---------------10 gallons-----------Three
Khuli loaches------------------2 foot tank--------Six
Scissor tail rasboras-------------10 gallons----------Six
Otos---------------------------10 gallons---------3 - 4
Bloodfin tetras-------------------15 gallons-------- Six
Rasbora Brigittae-----------------10 gallons----------Six
Black neon tetras------------------15 gallons-------six
Yoyo loaches

Shrimp that are compatible with bettas

Ghost shrimp---------------------2.5 gallons --------one
Amano shrimp-------------------2.5 gallons----------one
Cherry shrimp-------------------2.5 gallons---------one
and a little note about shrimp, they are a hit and miss, some bettas are fine with shrimp and some aren't but all of my bettas have been fine with shrimp that are over 1 inch. I would suggest that a well planted tank with lots of cover should be used when having small ghost shrimp or cherry shrimp

Snails that are compatible with bettas

Apple snails------------------10 gallons-----------one
Ramshorn snails------------5 gallons---------one
Malaysian trumpet snails---2.5 gallons--------one
Pond snails--------------------2.5 gallons---------one
Nerite snails------------------5 gallons----------one
Snails are a hit and miss too with bettas some will tolerate them but some will chop their feelers off


sometimes compatible fish with bettas

---Name of fish------------Minimum tank size------minimum group number

male, and female Fancy guppies----------10 gallons-----------three
Sparkling gouramis------------------------10 gallons----------one
bright and colorful platies----------------10 gallons-----------three
Black widow tetras----------------------20 gallons------------Eight to not be as nippy
sword tails----------------------------2 ft. Tank------------Three
Mollies-------------------------------25 gallons ----------3
Lyre tail guppies-----------------------10 gallons-------------Three

Fish that are rarely compatible with bettas

Including information regarding minimum group and tank size for this part of the list would most likely encourage people to further on and try the compatibilities which I wouldn't recommend.

Serpae tetras
other bettas
SA cichlids
NW cichlids
Dwarf gouramis
Tiger barbs
Honey gouramis
Angel fish
Honey gouramis
Boesemani rainbows
Red tailed sharks
Any type of crayfish with claws over half an inch


Hope this helped!
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:20 PM   #12
 
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Here is a list of compatible fish


Some Betta fish will NOT tolerate tank mates and will go on a killing frenzy when introduced to other fish, so if you do decide to keep your Betta with other fish. Make sure that you have a backup plan incase It doesn't work. And make sure that you add the Betta last, because this will prevent some aggresion. If you add it first then the Betta will claim its territory and then when you introduce the new fish the Betta will think that the new fish are in his territory and kill the fish

generally compatible fish for bettas

----Name of fish-------minimum tank size------minimum group number
Ember tetras--------10 gallons----------six
Habrosus cories--------10 gallons----------six
hastatus cories------10 gallons-------------six
Von-rio tetras-------------15 gallons---------ideally 7 or more
Pristilla tetras------------10 gallons-----------six
Head and light tetras----10-------------------six
Cherry barbs----------15 gallons----------------six
Neon tetras-------------10 gallons------------ Six
Neons tetras can be a bit nippy when kept in small numbers so you would need atleast 6 to house them properly with a Betta
galaxy rasboras------------10 gallons-----------Six
panda and pygmy cories------10 gallons-----------Six
most other cories-----------15-20 gallons -----Six
harlequin rasbora -----------10 gallons---------Six
non fancy female guppies------10 gallons ------- Three
endlers livebearers------------10gallons---------Three
zebra danios-----------------3.5 foot tank-------Six
Bristle nose plecos------------2.5 foot tank-------One
Bushy nose plecos-------------2.5 foot tank------One
non colorful platies------------10 gallons---------Three
glo fish----------------------3.5 foot tank--------Six
rummy nose tetras------------15 gallons-----------Six
glo light tetras----------------10 gallons----------Six
cardinal tetras----------------15 gallons----------Six
X ray tetras-------------------10 gallons----------Six
"feeder guppies"---------------10 gallons-----------Three
Khuli loaches------------------2 foot tank--------Six
Scissor tail rasboras-------------10 gallons----------Six
Otos---------------------------10 gallons---------3 - 4
Bloodfin tetras-------------------15 gallons-------- Six
Rasbora Brigittae-----------------10 gallons----------Six
Black neon tetras------------------15 gallons-------six
Yoyo loaches

Shrimp that are compatible with bettas

Ghost shrimp---------------------2.5 gallons --------one
Amano shrimp-------------------2.5 gallons----------one
Cherry shrimp-------------------2.5 gallons---------one
and a little note about shrimp, they are a hit and miss, some bettas are fine with shrimp and some aren't but all of my bettas have been fine with shrimp that are over 1 inch. I would suggest that a well planted tank with lots of cover should be used when having small ghost shrimp or cherry shrimp

Snails that are compatible with bettas

Apple snails------------------10 gallons-----------one
Ramshorn snails------------5 gallons---------one
Malaysian trumpet snails---2.5 gallons--------one
Pond snails--------------------2.5 gallons---------one
Nerite snails------------------5 gallons----------one
Snails are a hit and miss too with bettas some will tolerate them but some will chop their feelers off


sometimes fish with bettas

---Name of fish------------Minimum tank size------minimum group number

male, and female Fancy guppies----------10 gallons-----------three
Sparkling gouramis------------------------10 gallons----------one
bright and colorful platies----------------10 gallons-----------three
Black widow tetras----------------------20 gallons------------Eight to not be as nippy
sword tails----------------------------2 ft. Tank------------Three
Mollies-------------------------------25 gallons ----------3
Lyre tail guppies-----------------------10 gallons-------------Three

Fish that are rarely compatible with bettas

Including information regarding minimum group and tank size for this part of the list would most likely encourage people to further on and try the compatibilities which I wouldn't recommend.

Serpae tetras
other bettas
SA cichlids
NW cichlids
Dwarf gouramis
Tiger barbs
Honey gouramis
Angel fish
Honey gouramis
Boesemani rainbows
Red tailed sharks
Any type of crayfish with claws over half an inch


Hope this helped!
I agree with most, but of some those that aren't compatible.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:51 AM   #13
 
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Who are you referring to? Because I personally have kept bettas and know how they behave, and if I didn't I wouldn't have responded in the first place.
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Care to elaborate? There are a lot of experienced betta keepers here.
Bettas are not that aggressive in my opinion. They don't even eat other fish, they fin nip.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:39 AM   #14
 
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Bettas are not that aggressive in my opinion. They don't even eat other fish, they fin nip.
I'm pretty sure I remember Byron saying that he had one betta that ate a neon tetra. I think I've also heard cases like this from people who tried to keep betta with really small fish.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:35 AM   #15
 
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Not to many fish will get pushed around by a betta ime.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:37 AM   #16
 
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Betta are aggressive. Anything often called "pride" in these fish, such as flaring, is aggression.
These fish really shouldn't live with any fish, especially charcacins or "micro fish." A member on here had I believe 2-3 of his micro rasbora killed by a betta, and the rest of the group lived in hiding. When he removed the betta the rasbora were much more active.
Betta definitely top aggression charts for labryinth fish.. I'm guessing wild betta, which act much differently, may be able to live in a community, though usually they too are kept in species tanks..
These fish release pheromones, and from what we know betta have a lot of the "mean" pheromone. This stresses out other fish. You can't see this happening, but the fish will sense it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #17
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Not to many fish will get pushed around by a betta ime.
Bettas are naturally aggressive fish through hundreds. Maybe even thousands of years of selective breeding, in nature Betta splendens are still very aggressive but not as much as there cousins, who are bred to be aggressive. In my personal opinion. Bettas aren't aggressive to a whole bunch of fish but will brutally kill or attack intimidating fish with long fins, flashy colors, etc. guppies, gouramis, other bettas. Will all sometimes get killed by another Betta. So please back your statements by research or pure Expereince.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #18
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I agree with most, but of some those that aren't compatible.
Such as? All of them are compatible with Experince and multiple hours of research, the rasboras and tetras can be a hit and miss though. But with the proper maintenance, and making sure the groups are in optimal numbers. It should be okay
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #19
 
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I would NEVER put in fish like celestial pearl danios or mosquito rasbora, these fish are high strung, small and highly vulnerable and really should stay in species tanks. Those stand out the most to me.
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Bettas are naturally aggressive fish through hundreds. Maybe even thousands of years of selective breeding, in nature Betta splendens are still very aggressive but not as much as there cousins, who are bred to be aggressive. In my personal opinion. Bettas aren't aggressive to a whole bunch of fish but will brutally kill or attack intimidating fish with long fins, flashy colors, etc. guppies, gouramis, other bettas. Will all sometimes get killed by another Betta. So please back your statements by research or pure Expereince.
I have pure experience* (yes, that is how it is spelled). You don't understand what I am trying to say, so don't even try. I keep piranhas, exodons, other fish of the type. Feel free to throw all of your aggressive bettas in any of my tanks and we will see which fish are more aggressive.
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