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Old 04-01-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hello there.. I am curious to know some point below.

- Can a male Betta or also known as Fighting Fish in SG, live with other fishes like Neon Tetra and Black Neon Tetra ?

- IF YES, does the Betta eat, disturb or bully them?

Thats all from wat i need to know.. TIA
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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I had my male betta in with my tetras(diff type then what you have) and he seemed to leave them alone and they seemed to ignore him. I removed him because I also had a kribensis in there that was ripping at his fins.
My betta loved the current and bigger tank. He flared at the tetras for a bit when I first put them in with him, but they seemed to be ok after that.

Fish of the same species have different personalities, so one person may have good luck with this set-up and another bad results.

I certainly wouldn't put the betta in with anything with big flowing tails like guppies.
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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From my experience, bettas are more likely to be bullied. Fish like to nip at their long fins and can kill them. I saw one in a tetra tank at walmart today and it looked horrible. No fins left whatsoever. I wouldn't be surprised if the betta wasn't just dumped in there as fish food.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:04 AM   #4
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I've never had any problems with my bettas with ANY other fish. EVER. Yes, some people may have problems, but in my 20+ years with fish I have never had a mean betta. Good Luck.
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I have one for the first time, and he is an excellent comunity fish. if he doesnt like something he flares at it and it goes away, no prolem. he did it more when he was the biggest fish, now he barely does it with the big angel in there with him
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Bettas can be housed with community fish, well, some community fish. I haven't noticed many tetras who have bothered them aside from white clouds and diamond tetras.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:16 PM   #7
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I once had a betta nip off the tail fin of a neon tetra when they were housed in a 10-gallon together. I have never had any trouble with any of my bettas in larger community tanks.
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