02-08-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Betta are not community fish, and I could cite a plethora of experts so this is not my thinking. It is simply fact.
Sometimes things work, oftentimes not. Individual fish--and here we are considering not just the Betta but the other fish, as the problems can be two-way--can be outside the norm. For the sake of the fish, it is always better to assume the normal rather than the exception.
I think that every time it comes up in my posts that I do have a betta in my tank it is by default rather than design and I provide the caveat that I would not recommend it and, usually, that I was lucky that it has.
I will also admit that it is working "so far" and it may not continue to be so sunshine and roses down the road, I don't know.
One last thing to mention; when I say there is no sign of aggression or nipping, our tank is on our main floor livingroom area which is an open concept living/dining/kitchen area where we spend the vast majority of our time, so we get to watch the fish a LOT as opposed to being in a room where we might only go to see the fish sometimes.