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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Female betta? D:

My friend David wanted to know if he could just put one female betta in his 30 gallon with the rest of his fish.

I'm not quite sure on the matter, since I know of female sororities, so I'm turning to you guys.

He has 5 mollies, a pleco, one whisker shrimp, a zebra snail, and a large apple snail.

Would he be able to work in a single female betta in there somewhere? Or would this be a terrible idea?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 05:28 PM
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The shrimp might bite the dust, but just like male bettas, females can live in community tanks... don't forget every betta is an individual and just like some males may not be "social" some females may not be "social", so please make surehe has a back up in case the female decides she doesn't like her tankmates or vice versa

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I definitely wouldn't put a female betta in with the mollies, no. They'll likely be very aggressive towards each other, and at the least your friend would probably see some torn fins and such. Unless they're divided from one another, mollies + bettas = potential danger. The rest of those listed would be decent tankmates for a betta, though, if your friend wants to put the mollies elsewhere.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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So, it's probably not the best idea?

I've heard of those who have successfully housed them together. And then those that have had to separate them as both the mollies and the betta were aggressive towards each other.

I've got a 50/50 answer going on. Lol.

Agh D:
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 02:10 PM
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It won't hurt to try. Just have a separate cup/tank/water sour r to put your Betta in ASAP in case a fight breaks out.

Put the betta in a bag an float her around. Eventually you can release her, but have a net and a cup ready

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 05:33 PM
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I wouldn't think of adding anything else until you get rid of that pleco - they get over a foot long and need 55 gallon tanks.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 03:22 PM
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Well, it all depends on the kind of pleco. Say if it was a bristle nose, those don't get very big.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 07:30 AM
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I was assuming it was a common pleco, but your right. A bristle nose or clown pleco would do fine in there.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I have no idea what kind of Pleco he has...

It looks most like the Bristlenose. But, he may have the Common Pleco.

Either way, he decided not to get her.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 02:39 PM
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i have mollies in with my sorority, and the mollies were a little aggressive in the beginning, but quickly got used to the bettas. now theres just a few nips around feeding times, but i would try it and watch them to see their reaction.
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