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nagash45 08-29-2007 06:10 PM

Marine Betta Compatibility
Hey guys,

just wondering what sorta fish i could stick with a marine betta? seems everywhere i go i get a different story. Im looking at a coral beauty, clowns, starfish, hawkfish, maybe a sixline wrasse? i heard they love to munch shrimp so i guess a few cleaner shrimp is out of the question??

Thanks for you help guys!

tangy 08-29-2007 06:46 PM

marine comets are awesome. they are shy at first but before you know it he will be searching the tank in search of small fishies so i would watch out for the clowns and wrasse. other than those i dont believe they will go after the others and vise-versa. and watch out cause coral beauties love meaty fare = cleaner shrimp :D
ohh. and i almost forgot.welcome to the forum. its good to have you with us :wave:

caferacermike 08-29-2007 07:00 PM

What size tank are you looking to put it into? You do know they get huge and fast right? I would maybe think about getting one for my 400g.

nagash45 08-30-2007 10:12 AM

its a 90 gallon... is that going to be ok? everywhere ive looked says they really only need a 55 gal so i figured i had tons of room for him.

do fish actually eat cleaner shrimp? i mean i thought they were pretty much left alone so they can help service the fish for parasites?

thanks again guys

caferacermike 08-30-2007 04:06 PM

I might place a marine betta in a 90g by itself. Yes grouper and bass type fish like the betta will eat anything they can fit in their mouths.

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