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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 06:29 PM
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Could I put my male betta in the same tank as some neon tetras? I was thinking about getting some neon tetras but i dunno if you can put them in the same tank. :)
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 04:26 PM
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Neon tetras are notorious fin nippers. I would not risk it unless the neons were in a large school of more than six individuals and the tank was at LEAST 10 gallons.
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Some corycats is what you need.=)
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I've heard Gourami are good tank mates, and from what I've seen they're docile enough, but I think you would need a very mellow betta.
And I won't repeat the matter of tank size since you've already heard it a couple of times.
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I like guppies as an option, but haven't heard too much on that particular subject.

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Gouramis and bettas are from thye same family and are too territorial and wouldn't get along.
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 10:39 AM
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platies would deffintly get along with betta's

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I have a 10 gal tank, but currently I'm keeping my betta fish in a starter kit tank (.5 gal). I'm planning to switch to the ten gal tank sometime soon to give my betta MUCH more room, but I want to get him some tank mates. I was thinking either a school of six neon tetras or two african dwarf frogs <--(I hear they get along with bettas, but I'll need to use a divider for feeding time) Any suggestions?
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I haven't kept either but know that frogs make a mess. Have you considered Corycats? They have a lot of energy and are fun to watch.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 10:07 PM
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I have had my boy Roger with platys,neon tetras,harlequin rasboras, fancy guppies,and a rainbow tetra without a single problem! So i say any of these fish regardless of gender a safe with your betta as long as you keep an eye on him and the others and there is no excessive violence then its absolutely fine to house them together! And as for tank size the bigger the better! (provided you can handle keeping the tank clean and running of course!)I think you can have a max of 7 or 8 fish in a 10 gallon. (including your betta) But if your planning on housing him with fish that are larger (aka same size as him or a little less) such as swortails and jumbo platys (there are dwarfs and jumbos) then a max of 5 or 6 fish including him sounds much more appropriate. Good luck and have fun with your new betta!

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I think it depends on the personality of the betta. Some tolerate tankmates and some don't.
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