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Old 03-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Question Betta fish in community tank??

Hey, I was wondering if it would be okay to put a male betta into my 60 gallon tropical community tank (freshwater). In the tank I have blood parrots, a blue gourami, sunburst wag platies, a pleco, and dalmatian mollies. I am doing a science experiment ( a Eco-column) with one and I don't know what to to with it after ward. If not a male, would a female be okay?

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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I would not try it. The parrots will eventually rip the betta to shreds IMO.
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My dalmatian molly killed my betta. Nipped him to death. Not a good combo IMO
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I had the same experience. Add to that-Bettas eat a lot slower and may starve.
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Ok, thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #6
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I have a betta in my community tank with a dwarf gourami and German blue rams and have no problems. They've been living together for weeks now.

I'd try it, but that's just me. If you do attempt it, watch the other fishes behavior with the betta in the tank and if things become to aggressive and a fight breaks out, just move the betta to a new home.

Make sure you already have some type of place to keep the betta before attempting in case it doesn't work out.
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Living together for weeks is not in any way indicative of long term success. The parrots will almost certainly become too aggressive for the betta. The other fish listed aren't great tank mates for a betta either, but the parrots would be a real problem imo.
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