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I agree with Luimeril. Both bettas and red tailed sharks are territorial and will probably kill each other. He may be fine for now but when he gets older and bigger, there will be problems. As for feeding, you can get a breeder net that fits inside the tank and put the betta in there while the shark eats. I think he'll get used to it.
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Red Tailed Sharks are very territorial fish. they will attack anything in their territory, i've read, when they mature. you should remove the betta, and get him his own tank.. what size tank are they in now?
They are in a 8 gallon tank
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i think that's too small for the shark. but, i don't know alot about them, so maybe someone with more smarts on them, can chirp in.
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Red Tail Sharks grow to be 6" at maturity, they require a tank of 20gal or more. It's a big fish once grown, usually at a year.
For time being should i keep them together ?
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I agree with Luimeril. Both bettas and red tailed sharks are territorial and will probably kill each other. He may be fine for now but when he gets older and bigger, there will be problems. As for feeding, you can get a breeder net that fits inside the tank and put the betta in there while the shark eats. I think he'll get used to it.
Sharky is jus 1 inch

if it grow to 2-3 inches i will transfer him into another tank

for time being should i keep them together?
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i think that's too small for the shark. but, i don't know alot about them, so maybe someone with more smarts on them, can chirp in.
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hey what betta ou have and what tanks and filters you use?
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i have 7 bettas, all in 1-2 gallon tanks, with no filters. i do 100% water changes every few days. the biggest tank we have, is a 10 gallon, with one lone betta, and a simple Tetra brand filter for the 10 gallon. x: i'm a fish person, but most of my knowledge is on bettas, with some goldfish smarts in there. :3
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And I research tropicals, my first love :) Goggle helps haha


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i have 7 bettas, all in 1-2 gallon tanks, with no filters. i do 100% water changes every few days. the biggest tank we have, is a 10 gallon, with one lone betta, and a simple Tetra brand filter for the 10 gallon. x: i'm a fish person, but most of my knowledge is on bettas, with some goldfish smarts in there. :3
Filters aren't necessary for bettas right?

Mine is 8g tank as mentioned earlier with a halfmoon crowntail betta with that red tail added a few days ago :) without any filter. jus kept a airwood for aeration :)

also have a 15g goldfish tank :)

waht tank and filters you have for your goldies? :)
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And I research tropicals, my first love :) Goggle helps haha
Sounds great :D
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