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Old 08-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Bettas and guppies?

Can you keep bettas and male guppies together? Or will the betta get territorial because of the guppies colourful fins?
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It's a big no, betas will attack anything with colorful fins probably
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It's a big no, betas will attack anything with colorful fins probably
Agree. Bettas will rip their tails apart
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Agree. Bettas will rip their tails apart
Ok. What could I keep with a betta in a 15?
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Some small tetras or danios would work
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Ok. What could I keep with a betta in a 15?
Matters in betas personality, I would do khuil loaches and a nerite snail
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Some small tetras or danios would work
Would a school of 5-6 tetras and a betta be ok? Also is there any tetra that I should avoid? And could I add a bottom feeder?
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Matters in betas personality, I would do khuil loaches and a nerite snail
Well the thing is I'm looking at getting a small amount of RCS but I've seen at my lfs they have a betta in with there shrimp and they seem ok.
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Would a school of 5-6 tetras and a betta be ok? Also is there any tetra that I should avoid? And could I add a bottom feeder?
avoid any of the skirt tetras, they will tear the betta apart
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My bettas eat shrimp
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Would a school of 5-6 tetras and a betta be ok? Also is there any tetra that I should avoid? And could I add a bottom feeder?
Stay small like neons and flames nothing looking like the beta
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Stay small like neons and flames nothing looking like the beta
Ok thanks, would adding a female betta help to keep him happy and maybe make him more relaxed and less likely to want to eat everything? :p
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No. Multiple Bettas should never be kept together with the exception of female betta sororities.
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Ok thanks, would adding a female betta help to keep him happy and maybe make him more relaxed and less likely to want to eat everything? :p
He will try to attack we too haha there mean little fish
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Ok that's fine but back to my bottom feeder? What would he tolerate? And would go with shrimp?
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I have 1 Panda and 3 Julli Corys with my king betta, they live peacefully. In fact they all rest on the gravel together. Like a little dog pile ha.
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Ok that's fine but back to my bottom feeder? What would he tolerate? And would go with shrimp?
Hmm, most loaches eat shrimp but I think some black khuil loaches would work, there awesome little creatures
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Hmm, most loaches eat shrimp but I think some black khuil loaches would work, there awesome little creatures
I've done a small bit of research after your suggestion and I keep reading that I need a sandy substrate but i have gravel, would this be a problem?
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I've done a small bit of research after your suggestion and I keep reading that I need a sandy substrate but i have gravel, would this be a problem?
if the gravel is sharp then it will be a problem. if not it wont matter and they will bury themselves in the gravel
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Also it keeps saying that they should be kept in groups of 5 or more and I don't think I could accommodate that many in a 15G
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