tank buddies? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,201
tank buddies?

I have a king betta in a 10 gal tank all by himself, well besides plants and fake plants and so on what other kind of fish could I add to the tank that he wont eat or wont eat him?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg elvis.jpg (48.0 KB, 243 views)
Stone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 10:56 AM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
It really depends on him. Since he is a half giant, it makes it more iffy. I have a giant in a 10 gallon currently, and I know he makes a lot of waste!

Is the tank cycled? Do you have a testing kit? If not I recommend API Master Kit which is 100% better than the strips.

Shrimp tend to be eaten, snails tend to be messy... A 10 gallon is really hard to find compatible fish for. Tetras can be nippy, or he may attack them. Female guppies (less colorful) may work, but again it really depends on his temperament.

If you do buy fish for the tank, find he is very aggressive or they are aggressive, do you have a back up plan?

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,201
Well he seems to be a pretty mellow happy fish and is rather silly at times, The tank is cycled everything is within it's levels last I checked yesterday, I thought about ADF, but I read that they can come with a rather nasty fungal infection that can kill them within 3 months, for one I don't want to house the frogs for 3 months to see if they don't have this fungal infection and 2 I love my king and I wouldn't risk getting him sick or worse. I thought about shrimp but again I bet he would most likely eat them plus they are very easy to kill by not being on top of the water conditions. So I was hoping someone with kings would have some suggestions as to what they have had sucess with otherwise poor elvis will live alone......
Stone is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 11:49 AM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Well, it is not so bad if he lives alone :p I don't think I rust my giant with anything other than a female when breeding time comes around I never knew that about the ADFs... I had one, the one problem I had was he would nom the fish's fins :/

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,201
Well the problem with the fungal infection come from pet stores keeping the dwarf frog with the claw toes frogs the clawed toed ones are immune to the fungal infection and carry it while the dwarfs are not immune to it and die from it and it takes up to 3 months for it to kill them so the petstore owner may not even realize whats going on.
Stone is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 12:14 PM
Member
 
Kytkattin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,486
I have a giant, still a baby at only 2.5 inches, but still def a giant too in a 10 gallon heavily planted tank. Like so heavily planted I sometimes can't find him in the tank. I also have shrimp in that tank. Just some little ghosties. Since I sometimes can't find him, you already know I can't find the shrimp most days. But they are still in there after almost a month of having him. At least some are. Again, I couldn't give you a number since I couldn't find them all if I tried. Otherwise I don't think I would put anything else with him. I am fully aware that he could eat the shrimp. I am also fully aware that if he wanted to take a chomp out of anything he would probably mortally injure it with the first bite. His mouth is just huge. So keep that in mind if you get anything else!



Remember that the tank your fish lives in is his or her's whole world. Ask yourself this question, and answer it honestly: would you choose to live there?
Kytkattin is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 12:35 PM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Agreed xD If you add tons of coverage, shrimp could work... Just make sure to add lots of plants for them to hide in :3

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Stone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,201
It's a hard call, not sure what I will do yet
Stone is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Member
 
Kytkattin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,486
Lots and lots of plants will also keep the water quality good so you won't have to worry about the shrimp. Though if you do get a floating plant like frogbit, make sure it doesn't cover the entire surface of the water if it grows well. :)



Remember that the tank your fish lives in is his or her's whole world. Ask yourself this question, and answer it honestly: would you choose to live there?
Kytkattin is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 11:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arnold, Missouri
Posts: 351
I would think that with a betta's eyesight (I've read it can be fairly poor) in a 10gal you could do ghost shrimp. They're totally transparent so they don't stand out hardly at all. I'm hoping to get some of these myself when my filter and therm comes in and I can begin cycling my tank.

Fluval Chi: Deja, female vt/spade
the guppy thread! 30+ pages strong!


I'M SORRY FOR MY INDECISIVENESS ;^;
Chevko is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tank Buddies LadyVictorian Betta Fish Compatibility 9 10-02-2012 12:33 PM
new tank buddies germanchick09 Betta Fish Compatibility 5 02-21-2011 11:54 PM
new tank and buddies germanchick09 Betta Fish Compatibility 9 02-19-2011 08:36 PM
My 10G tank and my buddies!! Bettas are Betta Betta Fish Compatibility 2 08-18-2010 10:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome