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post #11 of 15 Old 12-14-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I had 7 glolights in my 29 gallon.
They decided that my betta was a mobile buffet and tore his fins up really badly, so I rehomed them to my lfs.
Currently working on stocking a 65 gallon and was thinking about trying the glolights again, but will probably go with flame tetras instead.
community fish seem to love attacking bettas! I guess they think the flowing fins are fun to bite. I had a male betta in a community tank once and he didn't even survive a day. All the other fish - guppies, mollies, supposedly 'peaceful' species - just tore him to shreds!
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post #12 of 15 Old 12-15-2012, 09:42 AM
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I had 7 glolights in my 29 gallon.
They decided that my betta was a mobile buffet and tore his fins up really badly, so I rehomed them to my lfs.
Currently working on stocking a 65 gallon and was thinking about trying the glolights again, but will probably go with flame tetras instead.
This confirms what several of us frequently say, that Betta should be on their own. Almost any characins will find their fins enticing.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #13 of 15 Old 12-15-2012, 10:08 AM
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Yeah, that's why he now lives with a bunch of corys.
I don't have the heart to move him to smaller quarters, he seems to love the 29 gallon, and he was my first fish so he gets special consideration due to what I've put him through while learning the skills to be a good aquarist.
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-17-2012, 11:11 PM
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Congratz, those are some great fish, and they all work together. As your tank matures you may want to try getting back in with corries, wonderful fish... just make sure you know what went wrong last time.
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-18-2012, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Congratz, those are some great fish, and they all work together. As your tank matures you may want to try getting back in with corries, wonderful fish... just make sure you know what went wrong last time.
I think it may have been an ammonia problem (which only affected the corys, and not the other fish, because corys are so super-sensitive.) I've been talking in another thread about this. I didn't have many fish in the tank before I got the corys, so I think the levels of bacteria dropped because the bioload was small. and when I bought a heap of corys, the ammonia suddenly peaked because there weren't enough bacteria to cope with them.
I'm not sure how I can solve this problem, as it seems likely to happen no matter what I do. But lots of water changes might help! anyway, at the moment I think I'd be overstocking if I got any more fish, so for now, no corys
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