How to add tank mates? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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How to add tank mates?

My 10 gallon is almost donít cycling after 2 weeks and should be done soon. Is it best to add Master Betta to the tank after I already have introduced his future tank mates or is it better to add him first?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 09:42 AM
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I'd add him after you introduce them, but really, it's up to you!!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 07:57 PM
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It's whatever way you want to do it. I always put other fish in first and then put in the Betta so that way he didn't feel like it was more of just his territory and attacked other fish. That's just my opinion though.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2009, 08:58 PM
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its better to put the less territorial fishes first, so i recomend you to put the pacific fishes first and then the betta

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 08:34 AM
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either way, it will depend on the individual bettas personality as to whether or not he will be aggressive to the other fish

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