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Old 12-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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Mae longfin Betta

I recently took my Pearl gourami out of the 20g long, and back into the 90g.

Leaving my 20g kind of, meh, empty. I was wondering if a Male Betta would do well with a few glass catfish?

There is plenty of caves and hideouts for each to have their own. The Pearl never cared for the catfish. There's also 1 small platy (not long fin) and 8 neon tetras and 5 kuhli loaches.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Have a backup plan, like a 10 gallon tank for the betta alone, if your proposed community doesn't work out. Many male bettas do not do well with tankmates.
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For sure, I'm not worried about that, I have another place to put him. Just wondering if anyone has tried this combination before? I know the catfish won't bother with him, and I'm hoping the lack of colour will deter the betta from attacking. It's the back fin I'm worried about, if it catches the bettas eye.
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You really never know until you try. To me, it's not worth it. To you, it might be.

It all depends on the personality of the betta. And even if they seem mellow alone, that could very well change when placed with other species.
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