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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sarpae tetras?

Can a Betta live happily in a 10 gallon tank with 6 to 7 sarpae tetras it will be planted, filtered, heated and it will have a cave for the Betta to hide in

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 09:53 PM
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No, it seems they do best in 20 gallons and up. They fin-nip too.

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Those types of Tetras are aggressive fin nippers. When I joined this forum, a member got a bunch to live with her betta, she had to return them. Id suggest black neon tetras or harlequin rasboras. Even Glowlight tetras. A group of 5 should be fine in a 10g with a betta, but that's it. But no on the sarpae tetras.


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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, man okay.one of my bettas is in a .75 gallon and this is the only tank I have available because I cannot get anymore, the tank already has the sarapes so I guess I will just give the Betta to someone who has more compatible fish

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
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6 gallon - 1 male Betta

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Kritter Keepers are quite inexpensive, and would allow you to keep your betta. They come in 5g and 3g sizes, which are great for a betta. :)

Or, you could re-home the sarpaes instead. They need a larger tank anyways, and then you could add the betta and some cories.

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Yes, Serpaes do best in a 20 gallon+ tank, and can only be kept with other fish in a 55 gallon+ tank. How often do you do changes on that tank?

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I do 1 50% and one 100% a week
And I do know someone who has some sarpaes in there 55 gallon maybe they can take them for me

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

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Do you think male "wild" guppies wold work well in the 10 gallon how about 4 or 5

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

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With a betta? No. I hear they are nippy. Either the betta will nip the guppies, or the guppies will nip the betta. :P

Cories do great with bettas, as do platy's I hear.

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Here is a pic of what the look like they kinda look like endlers to me and I thought endlers were compatible with Betta since there colors are not bright and they don't have long flowing fins
http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_P...reticulata.php

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

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