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Old 07-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Good fish to put with a betta?

I would like to get another fish to put in with my betta. (i promise I am getting a bigger tank first) What kind of fish could I put in with my betta?

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Male or female?
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Really depends on what size tank he winds up in.
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Male or female?
My betta is a Male.
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How many gallons is your tank?
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Males are iffy... It really depends on the temperment of the male first. I would suggest having him set up in his own tank for awhile to get a feel for his personality. If he isn;t too aggressive, then I would consider other fish to put him with. But, really most fish will be attracted to nip his fins.
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Ok, thanks for the info.
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How many gallons is your tank?
Its 3.38 gallons, but im getting a bigger one soon.
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Yea, that's not big enough for anything else. Some may say even for him. I prefer keeping my bettas in 5g, at the smallest. But, that's just me.
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Yea, that's not big enough for anything else. Some may say even for him. I prefer keeping my bettas in 5g, at the smallest. But, that's just me.
Yeah, I was gonna get a 5g tank from a friend.
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So, that's what you are wanting to put more fish in with him? That would still be too cramped. You could do some snails.
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Or you can put shrimps
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Snails? Hmmmm...anything else?
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Shrimp is a good idea.
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Shrimp might not be too good of an idea. I get my pearl fighter ghost shrimp as a treat and my other betta just rips them to pieces, hence why he doesn;t get any. I'm sure anything smaller would be a worse case.

Try getting just one and see what happens.
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I'm sorry that I am being a barer of bad news. Just passing on my experience.
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Shrimp might not be too good of an idea. I get my pearl fighter ghost shrimp as a treat and my other betta just rips them to pieces, hence why he doesn;t get any. I'm sure anything smaller would be a worse case.

Try getting just one and see what happens.
Oh, ok. I see. Thanks for the advice!
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I have 3 bettas in 3 different tank with ghost shrimps and they're doing prefectly fine.
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I try not to get tiny shrimps
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neon tetras, a lot depends on the tempermant of the betta
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