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Old 10-19-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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Male betta in Community fish tank

I have one question for all of you is bad to have my male betta in my fish tank
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Generally I don’t - the betta takes offence to something or the long finage is too much.
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Bettas generally dont make good fish for community tanks. Be prepared to rehome if necessary.
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I agree with toolman and Delapool. Betta's do much better in a calm, stress free environment...not to mention that an appropriately kept community tank should have plenty of water movement, which betta's do not like.
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Generally I don’t - the betta takes offence to something or the long finage is too much.


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Bettas generally dont make good fish for community tanks. Be prepared to rehome if necessary.

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I agree with toolman and Delapool. Betta's do much better in a calm, stress free environment...not to mention that an appropriately kept community tank should have plenty of water movement, which betta's do not like.


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Old 10-21-2017, 06:46 PM   #9
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Depends! What size tank? And what's in it? It depends on the Betta and the other fish, size of tank and decorations, plants. As long as the Betta has play room they are fine.and no fish nipping at them. Alot of people over rate a Betta as the "FIGHTING FISH" I just did this as a experiment. I have a Betta "young one" in a 10 gallon. Brought home 4 endler guppies, and 2 Otto's catfish. I was told if you take the Betta out, rearrange the tank. Put other fish in it then Betta usually things work out. So I did that. Even changed the color gravel. Added a few things. And it works. I picked small fish cause I have a small tank. I want my Betta to still beable to play. Soon I will be getting a 15- 20 gallon and add a female Betta to everything. Maybe even 2 females. So, it really depends on everything you got going on in the tank already.Click image for larger version

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I had a betta in my planted 40g peaceful community tank for over a month. No issues with aggression at all. The problem was, as I mentioned, the flow was too much and he had a difficult time getting around. Also, he had a hard time competing for food with all the faster swimming fish. It eventually took its toll, and he looked a bit haggard after a while. I placed him back in the 5 gallon planted tank and he recovered beautifully. It can be done, just probably shouldn’t IMO.
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