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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Betta's New Friends are mean

I was tired of my lazy betta fish and decided to get him some new scaly friends. They turned out to be under water fiends! They are three fancy male guppies, and they are some brutal fish. They bite each other, they bit him. One of them is trying to starve the other buy eating all their food. I was looking at them one day as one of them swam up to the other fish and took a bite out of it's friends tail. They are also will try and steal my betta's food (which I don't think they can even eat or they seem unable to every time I've seen them try.) Their also picking on him as well (He goes and hides in his log, he's a coward fish I swear). What do you do when fish aren't getting along? Should I see if the store will take them back or, am I stuck with dealing with them. He's had other friends before (3 neon tetra's that got along great with him and died during a 800 mile move in December).

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 09:46 PM
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Male guppies and bettas typically don't make great tankmates due to their similar tails and colours. I would definitely try to rehome the guppies.

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I was able to keep one guppy with a betta, but multiple males can be brats. It would be better to swap two out for females (if you still want guppies) or get rid of all three.
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male guppies can be meanies. the ideal group would be two females and a male, but then you'd have a million guppy babies.
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I have all male guppies and 2 of of the 5 are psychopaths. :/

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Many of my scaly friends from my original tank from 2011 have passed, except for two! I am in the process of re-doing my tank. :)
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 01:08 AM
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male guppies can be meanies. the ideal group would be two females and a male, but then you'd have a million guppy babies.
I think the betta would eat them all though. (that reminded me when I gave my fish some live bloodworms and they reproduced and took over the tank. My goodness fishies. :K THAT was quite the mess to clean up after...)
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