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Old 05-01-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
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Betta Aggressiveness.

Is there anyway i can reduce this aggression besides changing decorations which i have done and is not working. He recently killed one of my shrimp and will chase my other one once and a while. If i get a new betta how can be sure that one wont be aggressive?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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You can't, unfortunately. Bettas may eat shrimp--they're just food to them.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
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sucks :/ i picked the biggest shrimp and he still gets em D:
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:35 AM   #4
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I'm sorry to hear that... tankmates with a betta is always a risk.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:42 AM   #5
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hes fine with my snail though its weird.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #6
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I guess it's hit and miss. I've heard they're much more likely to eat shrimp though.
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what else is there after a snail and shrimp?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:46 AM   #8
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That you can put with a betta?
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:37 PM   #10
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In what size tank? =] that makes all the difference.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:40 PM   #12
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Just because I'm procrastinating for a paper, I'll answer for both a 5 and 10 gallon!

5 gallon betta tankmates: 2 African Dwarf Frogs, snails, shrimp.

10 gallon betta tankmates: small school of neon tetras or other small schooling fish like harlequin rasboras (6), African Dwarf frogs, snails, shrimp.
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yeah it really depends on the aggression level of that specific fish i have one that lives happily with platys mollys and yes guppies
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yep its a 5 gallon but 1 thing was i heard its hard to feed ADF's and what if they arent compatible? will my fish kill the ADF or the other way around.
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Usually they are compatible. Obviously there's no guarantee, but it should work. Just make sure you are actually getting a dwarf frog, not a baby clawed frog.

Also, they are a bit difficult to feed especially if you betta happens to be a greedy feeder. What most people do is use your hands or reptile tongs to place the food right in front of the ADFs. Honestly, with a 5 gallon it wouldn't be as hard.
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how can i be sure on the type?
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I'd look at pictures online and compare there. I'd say most LFS probably have them marked correctly, but I'm not exactly sure on how to tell the difference.
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i see the difference now thanks
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No problem! Happy frogging!
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