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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Tetras and Bettas?

Hi guys, yesterday I went to my LFS and they told me that I could have a betta with some tetras. Is that true? Would I be able to fit 10 tetras and a betta in a 10 gallon? Tetras are tiny so I think I could. Anyways, thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 09:02 AM
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I would say 5-6 tetras and one betta is better.

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Neons, glowlights, kerris and beacon tetras are absolutely fine. Some such as serpaes however, are absolutely appalling choices as they snip the fins. Research your choices well.

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Ok thanks. I will denifinitely get some glowlights. I will keep you posted.

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Just be careful and watch closely. I have a friend who put his betta in with some neons, it's been okay, but not really ideal.

He's waiting for the neons to die off. xD

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I am new to this and I really like my new friend. My 5 gallon tank is healthy
& crystal clear. Some guy in the store said it would be fine to put in two fancy tail guppies and a small cory cat..., yes or no..? Thx.
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The guppies are okay, if you don't have a betta. They cory cat NO! They need groups of four or more and 10 gallons for small varietys, 15+ for larger ones.

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aparr29: Cory cats need to live in groups of 5 or more. And the betta will probably nip at the guppie`s fins. That is what the petstore worker told me. She said not to put bettas with other fish who have long fins. But if your betta is doing ok, I don`t see a problem!

I just came home from my LFS with my new betta! Eeeeeee! :) He is a baby blue coloured male! I named him P.J.! I tried to take some pics, but he is a little freaked out and probably stressed. I am going to leave him to settle in for now. His personality is super shy, I can tell already. I don`t care, hes like me! Anyways. I will post pics when he settles in a bit! And Thanks for all the help.

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Can't wait to see pics.

Also if you get tetras just be careful which ones. Our household has had some bad luck with putting bettas in a various community tanks. Everytime they have had their fins nipped off. I think it was my daughters high fin tetra. Those pet store people didn't bother to warn us about tiger barbs either. We learned...

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Awww, well I used to have tetras in my goldfish tank when I was younger...but get this, my goldfish ATE them! He was huge! He just died this year at about 12 years old.....:(. I am so eager to get some pics but this is the most skiddish fish that I`ve ever had. Keep checking back because I WILL manage to get a pic!

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