Kinds of fish they can live with - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Question Kinds of fish they can live with

I have a semi-aggressive 50 gallon tank. angels, tiger barbs, blue grom, and two others I forgot their kind. Can i put a beta in with them?
loriharley is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 05:34 PM
fishy friend2's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 583

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

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
fishy friend2 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 05:39 PM
bettafish15's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,094
Nuh-uh. Angels will tear your betta apart, so will the tiger barbs and the blue gourami. Especially the blue gourami, as they are both territorial critters. I'm assuming thats what you meant by "Blue Grom" LOL.

But seriously, don't do it.

1 Male ~ 5 Females
3 Bronze Cories
1 Hamster
Soon, 1 cornsnake!
bettafish15 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Anitax3x's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,093
No offense but thats pretty much a list of definite NO NO's for betta. But a Kritter Keeper is cheap and easy to heat, so if you want a betta, you could pick one up

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature
- Socrates
Anitax3x is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 03:36 AM
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 61
Bettas aren't really like most semi-aggressive fish. They are mostly only aggressive to bettas (and what look like bettas), so if there is anything they are aggressive towards, they'll usually treat it like a betta - and likely kill it over time. Things that pick on bettas tend to not let up either, and over-stress the fish (who can't swim fast and are independent in the wild.) Either way, dead fish, so only very docile tank mates are frequently put with bettas. The only semi-agressive tank you can put bettas in is a sorority (a tank with 5 or more females, no males, ever)
scrap is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
?What kinds of fish can live in a 10 gal tank? irbyma7297 Other Fish 11 01-15-2012 06:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome