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PRichs87 02-21-2011 06:16 PM

Betta/Guppy/Rams?
 
Do you think there will be issues between a betta and guppy? More importantly a betta and a Ram? I'm thinking of tearing down my betta tank and putting him into my community tank. I'm tired of the upkeep on such a small tank and don't think it's worth it. If not, I'll keep it up.

7 phatom tetras
1 bn pleco
2 rams
1 snail
ghost shrimp
planted

Thanks.

Lupin 02-21-2011 06:27 PM

How big is the tank?

Rams + bettas = depends on tank size
Bettas + guppies = Forget it.

Male bettas easily view the guppies as their rivals due to their flashy fins. Even gouramis do the same. I had one male guppy killed by my sparkling gouramis when they actually viewed him as their rival much to my dismay.

PRichs87 02-21-2011 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 597532)
How big is the tank?

Rams + bettas = depends on tank size
Bettas + guppies = Forget it.

Male bettas easily view the guppies as their rivals due to their flashy fins. Even gouramis do the same. I had one male guppy killed by my sparkling gouramis when they actually viewed him as their rival much to my dismay.

Oops, 29 high with enough plants for territories, I'm guessing the guppy would be the target over the rams due to the similarities, b/c the rams could easily take care of the betta, much faster than him.

Lupin 02-21-2011 08:20 PM

Maybe just try guppies and rams instead.

PRichs87 02-21-2011 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin (Post 597702)
Maybe just try guppies and rams instead.

Yea I've got that going already, they don't bother each other. I just want to tear down my 6 gallon now.


I think that 6 gallons just isn't enough for the maintenance, it was fun for a while, but I'm not just going to get rid of my fish without a plan/ adopter.


I'm looking to sell it on craiglist with everything currently for 30 bucks, I just want it gone.

If anyone in the Chicago area would like a 6 gallon tank with a Betta for $30 with everything you need pm me and it's yours!

jcinnb 02-22-2011 01:51 PM

I have got a betta and 4 small, not quite breeding ,rams in a 55. I have lots of plant and lots of cover, but the betta and 1,2,3 or 4 rams are frequently in close promity and I have had no problems at all. Of course, as I have learned a lot depends on a lot of circumstances, including the nature of the fish in question. I also have celestial pearl danios and some pork chop rasboras. Everybody is getting along fine, so far.

Good Luck

jcinnb


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