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John0216 05-04-2013 09:43 AM

Bettas with Guppy fry and guppies? (ASAP)
 
I heard from a friend that it was ok to keep a betta fish with 3 guppies and their fry. Is this true. I was planning on taking back a broken tank I got and need a place for the betta. Please Reply ASAP

ZivaD 05-04-2013 10:08 AM

You can put them in there - just don't be surprised if the betta does a little population control on the fry (depending on their age/size)

John0216 05-04-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ZivaD (Post 1961938)
You can put them in there - just don't be surprised if the betta does a little population control on the fry (depending on their age/size)

Yah, I have about 1 week old guppy fry and 5 week old platy fry all in there. There good sizes though

Byron 05-04-2013 12:38 PM

This is not a good match long-term. Male guppy are brightly coloured, and this is documented as being like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Betta frequently attack such fish.

The guppy may decide to nip the flowing fins of Betta.

Betta are not community fish, and will always be better on their own in a suitable aquarium. But in an emergency, you might get by.

Byron.


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