Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: USA, Lafayette, OR 97127
my 15 gal tank housed with guppies, 1 CAE, 1 male VT Betta, 3 crown tail female Bettas, and 1 veil tail Betta is still going well.
it has now been over 5 months since Red Petite Mermaid [female CT] & Blue Bandit [male VT] were placed together, and officially 1 month and 9 days now since the 3 newest gals were added.
Now mind you...not all bettas get along together, and the only successful case of two+ males together was because they were brothers, and living in over a 60 gal tank! Most of the time, especially in small tanks, bettas will try to fight each other. Often why theyre not reccomended to be placed together. However, my fish are not related, and aside from the 3 newest gals, were purchased and added at different times...showing that we are not always right about what we know about fish / animals.
If you want to be risky, Id only do it if you have a backup tank you can put the other fish in if they do not in fact get along or establish a pecking order [when they do this, it is common that a chase or two happens, and even purhaps a peck or two. However, if chasing / pecking continues non stop, then sign that theyre not cosure with each other]
[15 gal community tank] came with: 15+ male / female Guppies and one 6" Chinese Algae Eater: CAEsura...then added:
1 male 2.5" VT Betta: Blue Bandit [8/29/08] +4 female Bettas:
2" CT 'Red Petite Mermaid' [11/28/08] 1" CT 'Mime' [4/20/09] 1" CT 'Ghost Pearl' [4/20/09] 1.25" VT 'Scarlet Seahorse' [4/20/09]
Red added w/ Blue: 12/1/08///Blue & Red into 15 g-tank: 2/19/09///