Originally Posted by Chesh
Mmmmmmmm. . . *I* wouldn't stock Neons with Betta, either (though I have 'seen' it done). I'm sure in most cases it's fine, but I've seen a (male) betta make short work of a Jellybean tetra. That fish definitely did NOT fit in the others' mouth, but in it went, regardless. My husband isn't *quite* as good a fishkeeping student as your bf. :/ And sorry, I was thinking rams and loaches ;) Not loaches and Betta. *derps* :P
I'm sure whatever you end up with will be perfect!
>,< I remember reading the story about the poor little beaner.. Never stood a chance.
Was pretty sad. Pretty sure my halfmoon male Jasper would make a quick snack of any other fish that entered his dojo. First 30 seconds he was in his tank he saw a poor bladder snail and just grabbed it like the hulk and it was over. Made quick work of a couple of amano shrimp as well. Oddly enough, he's never touched the one and only ramshorn snail in his tank. They must have signed an agreement or something.
We were more concerned with the tetras and such nipping the bettas more. Sorority girls seem like they would be more concerned with each other than the fish. Its hit or miss really. We're trying to keep shoaling fish size at 1.5-2 inches. >,<
Lucky for us we have a trillion tanks fish can be switched between. Have an emergency 20 long empty in the basement too. Hopefully, there will be no need. Anything can happen though, it all depends on the personality of the bettas.
Throwing in some more pics =)
Here's a better picture of the supposed Pangio Alternans
Between the loaches, the snails, and the little albino pleco (We named her Nessie the Loch Ness Monster) the zucchini was annihilated
Here's a few of the petstore girls (they never stop moving >,<)
This is the Queen of her 10g, Has a really nice hot pink/purpley shimmer to her in light. Looks red otherwise.
This one is Phantom, when we first got her she was impossible to find in the tank. Was there one second, then gone the next. Always lurking in the shadows.
This girl is Sky. My favorite =). Saw her at the store and I absolutely could not pass her up. I've never seen one with her colors at the petstore. She's SUPER small though so she's in her own personal 2.5 gal until gets bigger. The 2.5 looks like a 10 gallon in comparison to her size.
Lastly, another loachy video. They're mobbing a half piece of veggie waffer I dropped in for Nessie. You can a good look of the two oddball loaches.
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