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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Basic Fish That Work with Bettas?

Okay so I've heard that you should really only put more fish in with bettas when it's a 10 gal. or bigger, is this true? What types of fish work best with a betta in a 10 gallon tank? How many could I put in? I just need some basic tips because I need to decide if I should get a 5 gal. tank or 10 gal. Thanks!
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You need at least 10 gallons to house a betta and some other fish. Five gallons is to small.

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Yes, but what types of fish?
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Types? Let's see, If your a beginner at this:

4 Cories( a good species is the Bronze/Albino Cory)

6 Harlequin Rasboras

2-3 Platies( if you don't want a Ton of fry, get 1 gender)

I'll try thinking of more, but look these up first.

6 Betta Splendens
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Thank you! Very Helpful answer! Do you know anything about Tetras or Mollies? Those are the ones I like. Thanks!
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Platys will get aggressive with each other if it's just males. Only get females if you don't want fry. But you may end up with fry anyway because they can come to you pregnant.

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I have seen Bettas with Neon Tetras and Cardnal Tetras
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Mollies get really big comparatively to the other fish on the list and tend to harass the betta later on from what I've read here and heard elsewhere. You can keep some tetras with bettas, but many species of tetras are nippy and territorial (not good!) so I'd check into species of tetras you have available near you and do some research. And yeah I'd say 10 gals is the minimum unless you're adding ghost shrimp or a snail :)


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Mollies also like brakish or salt water better than fresh so they are not ideal for a betta tank
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Does anyone know anything about danios?
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