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Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by PoisonGirl, Jul 14, 2009.


  1. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    What can they live with??

    I have always wanted another one. I was sold one After telling the guy I had guppies :eek: (back when I didn't know much!) and it ate them all :(
    Swapped it at a local pet shop for some more guppies.
    It was a lovely blue with red one, and I would love another.

    I currently have guppies, but I am for a change when I get my 4ft tank up.

    Can a betta live with- mollies and platys?
    What about neon tetras and plecs?

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  2. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    Anyone know?
     
  3. SeaThreePeeO

    SeaThreePeeO PetForums VIP

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    I'm not sure about Bettas, but the general rule of thumb is if a fish is small enough to fit in anothers fish's mouth then it'll make a tastey snack.

    My brother found this out when adding danios to a tank with huge goldfish in it.
     
  4. Amy-manycats

    Amy-manycats PetForums Senior

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    TBH Betta's do pretty well in smaller tanks 30-60l. I would mix then with small corys in small tanks (hastatus hasbrosus pygmaeus etc) you could mix them with any larger Corys (any available) Brochis, Otocinclus. Tetras can be a little nippy at the Betta and the Betta will go for anything too flashy (Guppies rainbows) Danios are too quick and aggressive. What did you have in mind. I cannot reccoment enought keeping them seperate from a main community like a 4ft tank. I would not reccomend cichlids (I did keep one with a breeding pair of Crenicara Filamentosa though just luck I think plenty of territory in an emergency)

    What kind of fish do you like?
     
  5. PoisonGirl

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    I might convince my OH that I need 2 fish tanks....
    Then I could put my current tank in the kitchen, and have a Betta with something you mentioned, and have my 4ft as a community tank then :)

    I think I will put my 2.5 ft tank into storage for a while though until I am happy with my 4ft then think about setting it up for a Betta and some Cory's.

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