Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Betta hiding from Tetras
Hey all, I recently got 5 little neon tetras to add to my 5.5 Gallon tank with my Betta, which also has 3 ghost shrimp in it. I have a few live plants to keep it well oxygenated with the amount of fish I have.
But when I put the tetras in, my betta would chase them around, flaring at them and get exhausted, he never nipped them though, now the next day he's hiding away from them in nooks and crannies of the tank panting, he looks stressed out.
I know 5.5 gal may be too small for the Tetras, They aren't nipping at his tail as I see no damage but should I give my betta more time to adjust to them, or maybe the tank may be overcrowded and I should remove the Tetras?