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Old 02-21-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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Saw this guy at the LFS and could not pass up a chance to test the age old question- do male betas work in community tanks? so far so good in my case.


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Very pretty fish. Hope it works out for you.
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Pretty betta. And yes is some instances bettas do work very well in community tanks.Good luck.
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Do you have them with guppies? (smaller finned varieties) I've always wanted to know if they are compatible.
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His current tankmates are 3 dwarf gouramis, an opaline gourami, and 7 bleeding heart tetras. My main concern was that the tetras would nip at him as they did when the gouramis when they were introduced.

The LFS I bought him from had him in a community tank so he was already used to sharing space with fastmoving tankmates. It also really just depends on the beta!

Good luck if you decide to try it out for yourself.
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My betta does real well in a comunity tank with gouramis mollies and amber tetras
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really? for some reason i thought it wouldnt work with gourmis
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Wow, I've never seen one that looks quite like that one! Very nice. BTW, I generally am not very fond of male bettas but he's real cool looking. 8)
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Your Betta is beautiful! I have considered getting one and putting it in a little nano tank or something. I've never seen one in that morph.
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Nice looking crown tail. I've been looking for clear fined female to bred to mine marble male.
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