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Baby guppies and betta

I have a few baby guppies in a 10 gallon tank they are currently about 3/8 inch long. I know they are probably much to small now to have a betta with them. So how long do they need to be before it is safe to put a betta with them? 3/4 inch? Bigger?

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I have a few baby guppies in a 10 gallon tank they are currently about 3/8 inch long. I know they are probably much to small now to have a betta with them. So how long do they need to be before it is safe to put a betta with them? 3/4 inch? Bigger?

Thank you.

I'm not sure about the sizes, but if you have plenty of decorations and plants, I think they will find a hiding spot and be safe. I think 3/4 of an inch is too big to fit in the betta's mouth, but make sure they have places to hide just to be on the safe side

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everything i've read says that guppies are just too much of a risk in a tank with bettas. the small ones can become food, and bigger fancies have bright fins that look enough like another betta to prompt an attack. even if you don't have those problems, they're sometimes known to be nippers, which can be bad for a much more slow-swimming fish like a betta.

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And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
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