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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Adding beta's in the future

I am working on upgrading my moms tank to a hundred gallon to give her beloved pleco some more room. When I do this I get her current 50 gallon tank to replace my well planted 20 gal. I was curious about adding a couple betta's when i do this.
My current fish are 5 black mollies, 3 cherry barbs, 3 serpae's, 2 pristella's and 2 neon tetra's. would this become a death tank shortley after creation?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 02:26 PM
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You'd need at least 5 of each tetra type, so they can school. In a fifty gallon tank, if you wanted to have a betta, you'd probably want to go with only one male, or a small sorority of females. that is a way to approximently measure how many fish you can have.
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I wouldn't put barbs or mollies with bettas because they are fin nippers and may bother bettas. Sometimes neon tetras nip fins too.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well thank you for the advice. At least now I won't be torturing a poor betta fish to find out if he is compatible.

I will probably come back and revisit this down the line and build a tank for the betta's primarily.
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