Originally Posted by ebettalover963
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.
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.