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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Tank mates for a 30 gallon

Hi guys, Im getting a 30 gallon for Varro and i cant decide what fish to put him with, i want some that look really cool and wont bother him. He's not very agressive. Ive thought about neon tetras because i like how they glow. Any colorful fish that can go in??

Also, how would i feed them??

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Varro - Multi-Colored ST Male
Sura - Red Dragon ST Female

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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can someone help?????

My Fishies:

Varro - Multi-Colored ST Male
Sura - Red Dragon ST Female

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Crysis - Solid Red VT

BlOo - Solid Blue VT - 5 YEARS OLD! I <3 U BUDD

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You can do the tetras, just make sure you get enough of them to fill out a proper school. At least 6, but the more the merrier--10-12 would be great. I keep a school of 10 celestial pearl danios and a school of 6 kuhli loaches with my plakat betta in my 29G. I haven't had any problems. I feed mine New Life Spectrum small fish pellets and HBH Veggie Flakes--I smash them up so they're too fine for the betta to be interested in at all.

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Neon tetras are good. Glowlight tetra are good too. Platies can work as well. Harliquen Rasboras are okay with a betta, but they are timid fish and can somewhat be stressed with a betta.

I've heard mixed things about danios, cherry barbs, and larger tetras. Sometimes they work, but lots of times these fish will fin nip a betta.

Bottom feeders like cories are good in a betta community tank too. Also otos are good and will keep your algae in check.

Avoid fish that are larger than a betta, fast swimmers (like barbs), and anything with long flowing fins (like guppies)

Hope this helps. Have a back up plan just in case. It's hard to predict how a betta will react to tankmates. I took my "very calm" betta, and put him in with my glowlight tetras. The tetras were great, the betta freaked out and chased all the other fish away. (Which my tetras seemed to think was extra fun, all they did was taunt him after that. . .) So it's hard to tell. Good luck!

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