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hunting_dachshunds 02-22-2008 11:46 AM

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?

Sussie

okiemavis 02-22-2008 11:52 AM

I don't think that would work. Tiger barbs are very nippy and would shred your bettas fins.

hunting_dachshunds 02-22-2008 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by okiemavis
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.

Sussie

okiemavis 02-22-2008 12:29 PM

How big is your tank? Bottom dwellers are the best bet, as they generally get along with bettas.

hunting_dachshunds 02-22-2008 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okiemavis
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.

bf2king 02-22-2008 02:08 PM

tiger barbs do best in big schools and get 3"+ so u would need a 30 gallon for them if i recall right.

hunting_dachshunds 02-22-2008 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bf2king
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.

Thanks! :)

bf2king 02-22-2008 02:19 PM

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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