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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 08:49 PM
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Nope, no crab will work. They will tear the bettas fins off, at the least.

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A crab by itself would work, just find out what size tank it needs and what kind of water conditions, water parameters, etc.
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what about a frog? (with the betta)

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An African dwarf frog is fine to house with a betta. Just make sure you have at least 5g for the frog and betta. Frogs can be hard to feed when a betta is in the tank.

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Sounds iffy. I know that you can't keep crayfish in tanks with small fish, because they'll attack and eat them. I'm guessing same thing for crabs, though I don't know much about them.

ADFs are fine, though. I've been thinking of buying one, myself.
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My bettas loved ghost shrimp. They usually eat their babies, and get so full its not even funny. They dont usually eat the bigger ones, but I would get some plants for coverage.
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just a thing about the crabs. i believe fiddler crabs need to slowly go to brackish water during its life time. Making it unsuitable for your betta. There may be a freshwater only crab but i am not too sure abou tit.

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Yes, they do require brackish water.

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An African dwarf frog is fine to house with a betta. Just make sure you have at least 5g for the frog and betta. Frogs can be hard to feed when a betta is in the tank.
With my Betta, it's a NIGHTMARE!! Kroenen (Betta) will steal Johann's (frog) food and stuff himself to the point of severe bloating; so I have to isolate the two for dinnertime. Kroenen was quick to pick up on the whole turkey baster = FOOD thing. Johann's learning -- the last time he stretched himself up toward the baster for his blood wormies.

ADFs can be difficult to feed themselves, however. I have to get the food to wiggle around a bit so Johann can see it and snarf it. A turkey baster is really handy for that.
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