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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 06:40 PM
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I don't see why people want other fish in with betta. Mine are doing so much better not being harassed by the betta anymore. I can keep my betta at a much cozier temperature now anyways.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 06:56 AM
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I have always kept my female betta's in a community tank and they have always been happy there...
I'm not sure if I said this before but the catfish in gandalfs tank are only a temporary measure to see if the company (I know he isnt lonely) might distract him from tail biting


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Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!

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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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I have a 2.5 gallon and wouldn't dream of putting anything in with Guppy... He tends to be very aggressive so I don't think he would be happy with a community, no matter how big the tank. He would freak out. But his sister Bubbles has a completely different personality, she is a much smaller fish and very curious. She actually likes change and I think she would do well with company, but not in the small tank. That is is an only fish size. I know some people keep companion fish in a 5 gallon and they are just fine. They do have live plants though so I suppose that helps with the bio load.

My yellow HMs King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Rosie, Pepper ...and ten thousand children of Willem and Rosie (it is really about 80, but it seems like ten thousand).

RIP Guppy... The little fishie who inspired me to breed bettas.
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