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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-19-2010, 01:11 PM
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Well I just tossed one in a 70 gallon tank with a variety of fish. Stay tuned. So far so good.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 03:54 PM
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im buying a snail for my 5 gallon with my CT today! :)

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 07:31 AM
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A lot of people keep corydoras catfish with their bettas with no problem.
Do you have to keep more than one of those for the catfish to be happy?

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Cory catfish do best in groups of 4 or more because they are schooling fish.
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Do you have to keep more than one of those for the catfish to be happy?
Yes, a singleton cory will be very lonely. At least 3, absolute minimum.

Back to the original question. I have had, or am still having, luck with male bettas with normal cories, pygmy cories, stiphodon gobies, neon tetras, red eyed tetras, brochis splendens, a huge angelfish (amazingly !!), bristlenose catfish, other very small pleco species.

I will add that the enormous plakat male I keep with most of that list is a HUGE softy,
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My betta has been alone for a year almost and hes just gotten a 1.5 gal tank is that too small to keep a fish friend with him? He's shy I think since he hides behind the filter now.
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A 1.5 gallon is not big enough to add more fish. It's barely big enough for 1 betta.
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 12:06 AM
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What Dramaqueen said. We recommend 2.5 gallons per betta. With 5 gallons you could add something small, like some shrimp, a snail, or an ADF or two. For fish, you;d need at least 10 gallons.


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Oh okay I guess the people at Pet-Co arent very well versed. They first said a small bowl then the 1.5 gallon tank.
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Usually people at petstores aren't very knowledgable about bettas, unfortunately.


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