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Old 12-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Stocking 8 gallon cube

It's a Fluval flora.
It will be planted and I was wondering what fish could go in there with a Betta.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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African dwarf frogs, snails, and shrimp are the fish/others I can think of on the top of my head that would go amazingly with bettas in an 8 gallon tank.

There are other options out there, too. However, those are probably the best.

To be compatible with a betta, the fish must...

1. Doesn't look like the betta (no flashy colors)
2. Live in the same water conditions
3. The right size for a tank
4. Not a fin nipper

Good luck and happy fishkeeping!
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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I think the snails, shrimp and ottos are the only news that are compatible for that size though.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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What about some green neon tetras or something?
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What about some green neon tetras or something?
I've heard neon tetras are not that good because they might fin nip if they are in not big enough schools... So add 8 green neon tetras or something, and make sure you have a back up plan!
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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Do rummy noses or guppies work?
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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Male guppies are defiantly a no-no: their colorful, long fins will seem like a threat to the betta. You could try female guppies or feeder guppies; they are not as flashy. However, I do not recommend feeder guppies. They could harbor diseases and also will most likely die in a few days (like feeder goldfish).

About the rummy noses... most tetras fin nip if they are feeling stressed out (i.e. not in large enough schools). The more rummy noses you have, the less likely they are to not fin nip. Be sure that you do not overstock!
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I think some zebra danios or celestial pearl danios might work
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Shrimp will look awesome. I probably wouldn't add any fish personally
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #10
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Neon tetras, dwarf frogs, or another small schooling fish
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