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post #1 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Compatability with a Betta

I currently have Tiger Barbs and Serape Tetras in my tank and they get along very well. I also have a Betta in a Betta tank. The Barbs and Tetras get along great. Would the Betta be ok in there?

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 12:52 PM
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I don't think that would work. Tiger barbs are very nippy and would shred your bettas fins.
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think that would work. Tiger barbs are very nippy and would shred your bettas fins.
Thanks! Thats kinda what I was thinking too but just wanted to double check. I'm supposing they would do the same thing to a female betta? I'm just trying to add a little color to the tank.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 01:29 PM
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How big is your tank? Bottom dwellers are the best bet, as they generally get along with bettas.
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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How big is your tank? Bottom dwellers are the best bet, as they generally get along with bettas.
The Betta tank is 1 gallon. The tank with the barbs and tetras is 10 gallons.
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tiger barbs do best in big schools and get 3"+ so u would need a 30 gallon for them if i recall right.

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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tiger barbs do best in big schools and get 3"+ so u would need a 30 gallon for them if i recall right.
I have three barbs and three tetras. Was asking about placing the betta in there but was worried about them attacking him. My suspicion was confirmed with an earlier answer.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-22-2008, 03:19 PM
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was meerly making sure u knew that as many people buy fish like these and expect them to live in much to small a space or by themselves. and i had seen that they were answered in earlier posts.

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