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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question long line of fish

i am making a community tank and was wondering if these fish would work with my veiltail betta:

5 blonde tux delta guppies
6 red minor tetras
1 scum sucker
4 zebra danios
3 gold mickey mouse platies
3 marigold variatuses
1 dwarf gourami
2 mystery snails
1 african dwarf frog

we are getting them all from petsmart so if you do not know what kind of fish these are just go to www.petperks.petsmart.com if you go under the live pet area and click on fish you will see them.

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Is the betta a male or a female.
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Male would be no guppies and dwarf gourami and zebra anything long finned or colorful for a male is no ,female would be okay how big is the tank you would need at least thirty gallon what is a scum sucker.
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Would help to know tank size you are planning for so many fish.
I'll tell you no on the gourami- these fish shouldn't be kept with betta, they will fight each other most likely.
And the dwarf frog will be hard to feed in a large community and may starve without daily hand feedings.
Should have at least 6 zebra danio for a school.
Red minor tetra is a HIGHLY aggressive fish and should never be kept with any of the fish listed. They will rip other fish up. For sure has to go.
"Scum Sucker" no clue what fish you mean. Some of them can get 2' long.

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What is the tank size and what is this scum sucker?


15 Gallon NPT
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What is the tank size and what is this scum sucker?
Scum sucker, sounds like a bad kind of guy.


Bristlenose pleco is the only scum sucker I'd get, and with all these other fish in at least 29 gallons.

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i am making a community tank and was wondering if these fish would work with my veiltail betta:

5 blonde tux delta guppies
6 red minor tetras
1 scum sucker
4 zebra danios
3 gold mickey mouse platies
3 marigold variatuses
1 dwarf gourami
2 mystery snails
1 african dwarf frog

we are getting them all from petsmart so if you do not know what kind of fish these are just go to www.petperks.petsmart.com if you go under the live pet area and click on fish you will see them.


Hi there

As others have posted, it depends on many things: tank size, filtration capacity, cleaning schedule, how densely planted your tank is, where in the tank the fish tend to gravitate, how dirty the fish are, the personality of the fish, etc.

For starters, you can utilize this aquarium stocking calculator: http://www.aqadvisor.com/

In terms of other fish/creatures compatible with your betta, it also depends on your betta's personality. Some are sweethearts who don't mind tankmates, and others are axe-murderers who will kill anything that moves (I have owned both types).

Bear in mind that if you introduce other fish into your betta's tank and he turns out to be the axe-murdering type, it is your responsibility to have a second aquarium setup ready to go to house the fish he/she is not getting along with. This now means double the equipment, water changes, electricity used, etc.

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It is a male and a scum sucker is exactly as it sounds, either a 10 or 50 gallon and ok
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For a 2' long "scum sucker" you will need 100 gallons. You really need to find out what species you are getting.

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ok what about goldfish
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