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Old 11-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Marine Betta

Reef safe?
I know it will consume small fish, just how small is small? I have never actually seen one in person at full size, so in inches how small of a fish is too small to have in there with it??
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Consume small fish?? Where did you read that? I mean, maybe a full grown one "could" smallow a small fish...but they are way too passive for that.

They are reef safe. Perfect with corals and IMO larger shrimp. I wouldnt add one with small shrimp like a Sexy shrimp or Peppermint.
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Even LA says it'll eat small fish. Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Marine Betta

If it is small enough to fit in its mouth, it might gobble it up. It all depends on the size you get. Biggest they get is 8 inches, if that helps.
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Consume small fish?? Where did you read that? I mean, maybe a full grown one "could" smallow a small fish...but they are way too passive for that.

They are reef safe. Perfect with corals and IMO larger shrimp. I wouldnt add one with small shrimp like a Sexy shrimp or Peppermint.

I read they can be fed small feeder fish etc as well as seen videos of them doing such. Thats what I was hoping. I dont plan on having small fish other than my scooter dragonetes. Just trying to get all the info I can on my stocking ideas before hand so I dont run into any problems.

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Even LA says it'll eat small fish. Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Marine Betta

If it is small enough to fit in its mouth, it might gobble it up. It all depends on the size you get. Biggest they get is 8 inches, if that helps.
Everything helps! Ya I have been reading up on size and such just dont know if they are like lionfish and have a huge mouth or anything

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It wont eat a scooter... What tank size?
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It wont eat a scooter... What tank size?
Okay cool! Its gonna be in the 120g im still setting up. This and a harlequin tusk are going to be the "predators" in the tank

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Even LA says it'll eat small fish. Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Marine Betta

If it is small enough to fit in its mouth, it might gobble it up. It all depends on the size you get. Biggest they get is 8 inches, if that helps.
It might say that, but i'd have a hard time believing it I know from experience that this is a very timid fish.
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I read they can be fed small feeder fish etc as well as seen videos of them doing such. Thats what I was hoping. I dont plan on having small fish other than my scooter dragonetes. Just trying to get all the info I can on my stocking ideas before hand so I dont run into any problems.

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I wouldn't recommend feeding freshwater feeder fish to marine fish. It isn't a good diet. Chopped up frozen, then thawed shrimp, scallops, whitefish, squid, etc.. make for a healthier diet.
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I wouldn't recommend feeding freshwater feeder fish to marine fish. It isn't a good diet. Chopped up frozen, then thawed shrimp, scallops, whitefish, squid, etc.. make for a healthier diet.
Agreed, my Betta goes crazy for frozen foods like mysis and brine. Even better..mix all of the above ingredients together with some nori and feed that!
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