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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Betta's Frogs and Other Fish

I'm getting my first betta in a couple of days (also my first fish, although my sister had fish before so i am fairly familiar with it)but i was thinking if it goes well with him/her i would look into getting a larger tank and some more fish. would the betta be okay with say a bottom fish (the ones that suck on the rocks/side of aquarium) frogs and glass fish? and how big of a tank would i be needing for that?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 09:19 PM
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I would say anything like a 10+ gallon tank
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Thanks!! I might be able to score a 25-30 gallon tank also... would that be too much space for them? is it even possible to have 2 much space?
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It isn't too big. The bigger the better when trying to put a betta, especially a male, in a community tank.

Clark - Red and Light Blue Veil Tail male. 10 Gallon(African theme)
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Bettas do well with cories and otos.
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Bettas do well with cories and otos.

Do they do well with snails? Like algae eaters? I know that must seem pretty elementary but I just don't know.

Also, I have a betta in a 10 gallon tank but he looks kind of lonely. So I was thinking of getting a guppy as a friend for him. I know bettas get along with guppies, but to what degree? As in, will they sometimes act friendly but mostly neutral, or will they immediatley become best friends?
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The snails are great!!! I love them!! :]
And i havent had much luck with guppies (7 killed by bettas)
I would try Neon Tetras!! They are wonderful with Bettas!!
1. They are fast, and will out-swim a betta if chased!
2. They arent aggressive towards Bettas, as a guppy can be!
3. They are hilarious!! haha
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The snails are great!!! I love them!! :]
And i havent had much luck with guppies (7 killed by bettas)
I would try Neon Tetras!! They are wonderful with Bettas!!
1. They are fast, and will out-swim a betta if chased!
2. They arent aggressive towards Bettas, as a guppy can be!
3. They are hilarious!! haha

Oh, okay. Just asking because the pet store manager said guppies get along fine with bettas. Apparently not XD.
So Neon Tetras you say? I will go look for those. Thanks, you just saved me a funeral :O
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Well...Not to be mean to the petstore helpers!! But they have no clue what they are talking about!! haha!!
And really it depends on yoour Betta! You can always try both! :]
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From what I've heard from our snail expert, snails need high levels of calcium, ph and kh, which make bettas prone to finrot and bacterial infections.
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