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I better try here to get an answer on my betta question
Old 01-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
 
I better try here to get an answer on my betta question

Posted this earlier in the aquarium forum, but got no takers. Really need some help here. Thanks:

Ok, College age daughter bought betta for dorm room. All is great. Brings fish home Thanksgiving, leaves "will take back after Christmas." That does not happen. I have a betta, on our mantle, in a nice size bowl.

Wife not happy.

I have a 1.5 year old, heavily planted 75 gal aquarium. It is working like a champ. Here is my question, Can I add the betta to the aquarium.

Here is what I have in there:

several small shoals of corys
6 cherry barbs that have been there from day one
6 celestial pearl danios
8 pork chop rasboras
4 german rams
2 bosemani rainbows

In a previous setting I put betta in with gouramis...learned that lesson well. The above list does not seem to be bad, but I really need some expert advice.

I hate for "Leland", the betta, to live in that bowl, but at the same time, and moreso, I don't want to mess up my wonderful community.

Thanks so much for any and all replies.

Jcninb
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55 Gallon, planted

Cherry Barbs 5
CPD's 6
Porkchop Rasboras 7
German Blue Rams 4
Boesemani Rainbow 2
Siamese Algae Eaters 4
Cories:
3 Lined: 1
Elegans: 3
Pandas: 4

I think I am pushing it, but water quality is holding up fine, and all the fishys seem pretty happy.


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Old 01-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
 
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Everything I read in our profiles on each of your species seems to be peaceful. The German Blue Ram looks to be only aggressive to another male of it's own kind... that's the only one I don't know about.
If it were me, I would yes be inclined to add him... but I would do it on like a Sat morning so that I could keep an eye on the tank for several hours. Get thru the first day and night and you will be able to see if you have any tattered tails/fins. I think all of your inhabitants are peaceful... it really depends on the personality of your Betta. You won't know till you put him in.
I had one in a 45 Gallon. OMG he loved it and all the other fish in there. but they are not all peaceful as you know. Good luck. It's worth a try, keep the net handy!! lol
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
 
You could try it I suppose if you're going to be home and ready to pull the betta back out. Generally I wouldn't recommend it though. With betta's there is no will work/wont work scenario really. It's just a try and see.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
 
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If space is the issue, grab an Aqueon 2.5 gallon kit. You can cycle this tank very quickly using some of the floss from your 75 gallon.

I wouldn't chance the betta in with that many fish. You'll be amazed at how much personality bettas have and the individual tanks look like mini pieces of art.

Good luck.
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