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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Fancy guppies and a betta?

Thinking about putting a few fancy guppies into my community tank. My betta already gets along with a cory cat, 3 platies, 4 zebra danios and 4 neon tetras so he's pretty relaxed. (Might give one of the danios back to the pet store.) I'm just worried that the big fancy tail might look too much like another beta and he'll go on the guppy



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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2009, 11:15 PM
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I've heard that, that they will confuse them for bettas because of the tail. If you think he's passive enough to handle it, you could introduce some into the tank...But be on guard! watch to see exactly what he does for several days.

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rb500 is dead on, he "may" be ok with it, but odds are he will confuse them for smaller male betta and kill them. guppies stand no chance against a betta.
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Thanks guys! lol

Aris - Pure white HM! 5 gallon.
~RIP~
Pheonix - Red VT with blue highlights. 5 gallon
Died of dropsy.

Future plans:
2 bettas to fill my divided 10 gallon

Filling my 35 gallon tank, going to be a sorority once i get money for decorations...and fishies...and plants...and meds, filter, heater, light...
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i would maybe get a smaller tank for his just in case and tre putting him in a small container and getting then to see each other if you see anything bad just make a small tank full of them

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ifish, I would do that, but I have no money for another tank lol. I'm lucky I have one! If I did have another tank, I would have it with angelfish. I love those things.

I'm thinking I just won't get the fancy guppies. They just might look too much like a betta. I'm sure my betta would have no problems but since I'm almost maxed out on fish now, I won't take a chance and pressure anything. Thanks everyone for your help though!
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thats what were here for no probs but angle fish need alot of woork i got some the other day in a big tank and everything is fine but there hard to maintain and hydro is jealous about there big tank

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