Multiple males in large community tank?
I was at my LFS today picking up some bits and pieces and spotted the most amazing Betta fish, stunning purple half moon male.
now I already have 3 tanks to look after with a reef tank in the planning stages and do not really want another,however small!
LFS guy knows me so is familiar with my tanks and suggested keeping two or 3 in my main tank, at which point I left, muttering something about ho he was clearly insane but had seemed such a nice man untill then :p
However, on reading the fish profile here I spotted this :
It is stressed enough that some bettas will actually prefer living with several species than by themselves. In the wild, even several males live together in ditches and klongs, frequently sparring against each other to show dominance but rarely killing each other which in an aquarium, unfortunately, is most likely to happen without providing plenty of tank space and plants for the loser to escape.
Which would suggest it is possible..........
So, I am posting for advice.
My main tank is a 5 ft long, 100 US gallon general community, kept at 25 c, PH 6.6 with a mix of soft acidic loving fish(various small tetra, harlequin rasbora, ancistrus plecos ).
Sand substrate plenty of plants(as in need to trim every other week or the fish vanish into the jungle :o ) bog wood and rocks.
Is adding one (or more) betta a possibility or simply asking for disaster?