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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Bettas with other fish

I have a male betta, and he's kind of boring just by himself, so I want to add other fish to his tank. I'm not interesting in breeding bettas, so a female betta is out of the question. What fish(es) can I put in the tank without any problems (i.e. them eating each other)?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 06:54 PM
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There can be a good amount of options, but it all depends on what you have.

Tank Size?
Filtered?
Heated (should be)?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I'm buying a new tank when I buy new fish. It will be filtered but not heated, and 2gallon most likely.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 07:42 PM
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If you have a betta, the temperature needs to be heated. They are tropical fish and become very lethargic if the temperature is kept under 76 degrees, if not 78 degrees plus.

I wouldn't put anything else in a 2G tank with a betta. Maybe soem Ghost Shrimp.
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betta and fish

What is your ambient room temperature?

A pleco in every tank!
Just add water and they grow!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 12:39 AM
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Re: betta and fish

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What is your ambient room temperature?
That shouldn't matter. You could have your house at 82 degrees in the day, but at night the temp can easily drop 8+ degrees, which can kill a fish.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 01:33 PM
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A single betta is about all you can keep in a two gallon tank.

If you can afford it, upgrading to anything larger would be better. My guy is floating around in a 5 gal. tank I got from Freecycle. My snail is in a 5 gal. I got from Goodwill. I saw a 10 gal. kit at Walmart that cost 1/2 as much as it did from the chain pet stores.

Good luck!

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