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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking a 13g tank for a beginner

Hi I'm hoping to get a betta and was wondering what other fish/snail/other in with it. If you could just give me some information on each that would be great.

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Another question how do I make sure each fish eats the right food and if a fish eats another fishes food will it have a bad effect?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 03:44 PM
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In a 13gal filtered tank-you have several choices for tank mates along with the Betta....I would go to the fish shop and look at the species of fish you like and research them to see if you can meet their needs.....or give us a list of what you like and we can help you out....

There is a thread currently on tank mates.....take a look at it too.....

As you have already questioned.....one of the biggest issues with mixed species tanks with a Betta....is feeding.....since Bettas can be little piggies.....lol.....they tend to over eat other species food and it can have adverse effect on their health......
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Well i'd like some playties and/or a small type of Pleco- what is the best kind for me?
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Bump again I really need help!
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I would NOT do the pleco, the smallest one needs a 30 gallon tank. I myself have platies, and they do fine with bettas. But you have to make sure that you get at least 3, or the betta will pick on them. Also, unless you want them to breed like crazy get only females, they're livebearers like guppies. That's about it, I'll post again if I forgot something

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Try bristlenose pleco (5 inches max) or 3-4 cory cats (bronze are one of the common ones), I have platies in my sorority, they get along fine, just make sure you don't get any hi-fins, the girls get a bit aggressive towards mine, it looks a lot like a betta female, 6 neons... You can get a mix.. 2 female and 1 male platy, one bristlenose pleco.. etc.. Or as Ofl said go to the lfs, see a fish you like and google its compatibility..

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Ok Thank you for all the help is it cruel to let the betta eat the platy fry? Also can a African dwarf frog eat betta food? Sorry so many questions :D
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think dwarf frogs should eat bloodworms and other meaty things, but I could be wrong. :/ And I think its ok.. The platies reproduce like mad.. I got them so my girls would have some snackies :P

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ok thanks i will probs get those then :)
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