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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Glofish with betta?

I currently have a three gallon tank with one beautiful betta, Sharkie. I would really like to get some Glofish, I know I have to upgrade to a bigger tank, the question is, what size? Also, are male bettas compatible with Glofish?

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Glowfish cannot live happily in a 3 gallon tank. Especially the Zebra Danio type glow-fish that require a lot of space due to being highly active fish.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 04:16 PM
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The OP stated that they're going to upgrade to a bigger tank. As Sanguine said, Danios are highly active fish. They're going to need a tank at least 2-4 feet long. A 20 gallon at the minimum. Danios seem to have a nippy reputation. They may nip the betta's fins. I don't recommend them. What about neon tetras or corydora catfish? Oh, and to have any other fish you need at least a 10 gallon.

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The OP stated that they're going to upgrade to a bigger tank. As Sanguine said, Danios are highly active fish. They're going to need a tank at least 2-4 feet long. A 20 gallon at the minimum. Danios seem to have a nippy reputation. They may nip the betta's fins. I don't recommend them. What about neon tetras or corydora catfish? Oh, and to have any other fish you need at least a 10 gallon.
If the 3 gallon ends up being a holding tank till the upgrade happens than the fish are likely to kill themselves due to stress and infighting caused by smaller quarters. That said you bring up a good point on the whole nipping thing.
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Neon Tetras would be nice. Thanks for the info! Also, is the three gallon tank okay for the betta currently?

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Yes, the betta in the 3G will be fine. The tetras need at least 6-8 to school so keep that in check. Remember to quarantine as well.

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
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