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Old 08-20-2011, 07:55 PM   #11
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I think I'll do a school of six ember tetras. If that doesn't work they can always go in the thirty.

I'll look at the lights, I think they have some at the LFS. Thanks
a betta shouldnt have fish tankmates in anything less than a 10,in a 5 only inverts would work IMO
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:30 PM   #12
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a betta shouldnt have fish tankmates in anything less than a 10,in a 5 only inverts would work IMO
Okay. They had some amano shrimp and red cherries at the store last time, I think I'll try some of those

Edit: or...just an idea I'm throwing up there...what about a pair of endler's livebearers? I kinda like them...just an idea...
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Okay. They had some amano shrimp and red cherries at the store last time, I think I'll try some of those

Edit: or...just an idea I'm throwing up there...what about a pair of endler's livebearers? I kinda like them...just an idea...
I think that could work. However, i would test his aggression before you buy anything to go in his tank, or at least have a back up plan. My male and female bettas just won't tolerate anything in their tank. A ghost shrimp does good to go under the radar, an they are like B52 stealth bombers when it comes to a bright colored fish/shrimp.
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He was awesome! He HAD to be mine!
I actually did, laugh out loud, good for you.
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I think that could work. However, i would test his aggression before you buy anything to go in his tank, or at least have a back up plan. My male and female bettas just won't tolerate anything in their tank. A ghost shrimp does good to go under the radar, an they are like B52 stealth bombers when it comes to a bright colored fish/shrimp.
Hmm...okay. I'll see how it goes. IDK, my betta likes to attack his reflection. Is that a healthy thing for him to do? I always have the thirty the endler's and shrimp can go into if it doesn't work out.
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my betta likes to attack his reflection. Is that a healthy thing for him to do?
Mine did that for two weeks and has finally stopped. once he stopped he became much more curious about me and comes to the front of the tank a lot now. He still flashes at his reflection now and then but nothing like when I first got him.
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Mine did that for two weeks and has finally stopped. once he stopped he became much more curious about me and comes to the front of the tank a lot now. He still flashes at his reflection now and then but nothing like when I first got him.
Thanks! I'll let him settle down and then add his tankmates.
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Yep, mine did too. Every time he saw his reflection he would flare like mad. It is okay for them to flare a little, but not constantly.

When he does calm down, you could do what I did. I just got a ghost shrimp from my 20g and used him as a "test subject". May sound cruel, but I keep a close watch on his actions. If the betta goes after it relentlessly, I consider it hopeless for tankmates, except for maybe a snail. If it just kinda ignores it, then it is definately worth a try for some friends.
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Yep, mine did too. Every time he saw his reflection he would flare like mad. It is okay for them to flare a little, but not constantly.

When he does calm down, you could do what I did. I just got a ghost shrimp from my 20g and used him as a "test subject". May sound cruel, but I keep a close watch on his actions. If the betta goes after it relentlessly, I consider it hopeless for tankmates, except for maybe a snail. If it just kinda ignores it, then it is definately worth a try for some friends.
Okay, I will try. Ghost shrimp seem like a good way to start. He's really exploring the tank. But I really want the endler's, and I have a spare thirty gallon they can always go into or a ten gallon that's gonna be setup soon...
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