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fishyfishy86 01-06-2012 08:54 PM

Loaches and Betta
 
Is it safe to put 2-3 dwarf chain loaches with a betta?

GwenInNM 01-07-2012 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by fishyfishy86 (Post 942557)
Is it safe to put 2-3 dwarf chain loaches with a betta?


I don't know specifically what that fish is, but loaches are peaceful fish in general. I'm guessing because Betta's are at the top of the water column and loaches are at mid and bottom, that could work. See what others say.

Gwen

Byron 01-07-2012 06:35 PM

You would need more than 2-3 of that loach; I would aim for 5-6 minimum. Check the profile, click the shaded name Dwarf Loach.

One never knows with a Betta, they can be docile (relatively speaking:-)) or a terror. Loaches are very active, always scampering around teh tank chasing one another--they have a high social structure within the group. This might annoy the sedate Betta, esp since this loach spends more time mid-water.

Byron.


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