Oh my roommate... - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2009, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wednesday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 9
Arrow Oh my roommate...

We have a 10 gallon tank with 4 female betta fish. They're all happy and get along well, I haven't seen them get territorial since the day we brought them home almost a month ago.

Well, my roommate wants to get a new fish for our girls. I told her I wanted a tetra, but apparently tetras like other tetras around too, and our tank is too small for 2-3 tetras. She was thinking about getting a Ryukin goldfish. But, I think that might be too big for our 10 gal. And we don't have room in our apartment to get a bigger tank.

What other small fish could we get? Minus platies, I don't like them too much, they look too much like guppies.

I also have a 5 gal tank, and a 1 gal bowl. I really want to get a male king crown tail or female half moon for the 5 gal just to be alone. What do you think?

4 Wonderful female bettas~
Tetrapod: Light purple and blue. Most silly.
Tea: Dark purple and blue big girl, Most hungry.
Melon: White and light pink. Most dominant.
Satsugai: Bright red. Most normal.
Wednesday is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 12:47 AM
Member
 
AngelicScars's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,184
Most compatible fish have to be in shoals. The only thing I can think of is another female Betta. Since the Sorority you have now is working I would stick with a lighter colored female to keep the peace.
Also, I think one Betta to a 5 gallon is great.
AngelicScars is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 05:10 AM
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
Posts: 5,072
DEFIANTLY Avoid the goldfish!!! Goldfish are coldwater fish and need a very large tank, and heavy filtration.

I would get a betta for the 5 gallon!!

"Whoever said fish were low maintenance obviously never owned fish"
doggyhog is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wednesday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 9
I guess I could get another female betta. I kind of wanted a different kind of fish, just to mix it up you know? What about a cory cat? Or swordtail? Do you think 2 tetras would be too much for the tank?

Yay Betta. :D

4 Wonderful female bettas~
Tetrapod: Light purple and blue. Most silly.
Tea: Dark purple and blue big girl, Most hungry.
Melon: White and light pink. Most dominant.
Satsugai: Bright red. Most normal.
Wednesday is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 09:56 AM
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
Posts: 5,072
Hmmm... I think another Betta is going to be your best bet.

Two Tetras? Probably won't do very well. Because they prefer 6 or more.

Cories also need to shoal. So, you need at least 3.

"Whoever said fish were low maintenance obviously never owned fish"
doggyhog is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wednesday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 9
Betta it is I guess. :D Should I stick with the kind of betta I have? Or can I mix a halfmoon female in? Or would her big fins just be yelling "BITE ME"?

Ugh. My Roommate really wants the ryukin. ): But, I really want a crowntail or halfmoon for the 5gal tank.... I dunno, we'll see I guess. If I can get a halfmoon in the 10gal with no problem, then I'll sacrifice the 5gal for her ryukin. We'll see though. I read that ryukins get to about 8-10 inchs long...if that's true, the 5 gal won't be big enough.

4 Wonderful female bettas~
Tetrapod: Light purple and blue. Most silly.
Tea: Dark purple and blue big girl, Most hungry.
Melon: White and light pink. Most dominant.
Satsugai: Bright red. Most normal.
Wednesday is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wednesday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 9
Muh fishie babies. :D

4 Wonderful female bettas~
Tetrapod: Light purple and blue. Most silly.
Tea: Dark purple and blue big girl, Most hungry.
Melon: White and light pink. Most dominant.
Satsugai: Bright red. Most normal.
Wednesday is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 11:11 AM
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
Posts: 5,072
Awww, your girls are so cute!!

Hmmm, I'm not sure about the Hm female. I think it would be fine. Just don't get CT, they are more aggressive. Tell your roommate that she can get her Ruynkin when she has at least a 20 gallon tank, or better yet, a POND!! :)

"Whoever said fish were low maintenance obviously never owned fish"
doggyhog is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 11:32 AM
Member
 
AngelicScars's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,184
You might be able to pull off getting an ADF, but that's totally different and you'll need to make sure it eats.
AngelicScars is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Wednesday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by doggyhog View Post
Awww, your girls are so cute!!

Hmmm, I'm not sure about the Hm female. I think it would be fine. Just don't get CT, they are more aggressive. Tell your roommate that she can get her Ruynkin when she has at least a 20 gallon tank, or better yet, a POND!! :)
Oh thanks. :)

Haha! Will do. wow...a 20 gallon would be way too big for our apartment. LOL

Ok...hm it is. If they start fighting I'll steal the 5gal for her.



Angelicscars: ADF?

4 Wonderful female bettas~
Tetrapod: Light purple and blue. Most silly.
Tea: Dark purple and blue big girl, Most hungry.
Melon: White and light pink. Most dominant.
Satsugai: Bright red. Most normal.
Wednesday is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lulu got a roommate Jynx Betta Fish Compatibility 5 09-03-2009 08:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome