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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Platies & Bettas

I was going to get some platies to put in with my betta but the petsmart lady said that because of there bright colors and realitively similar size the betta would attack them. Have you guys had this problem?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 03:17 PM
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No, platies and betta are quite compatible. Even if your guy wanted to hurt one I doubt he'd catch it. Unless your betta is aggressive, it should be fine, but you won't know till you try.

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Platies are generally compatible tank mates as long as you obtain one that doesnt have long fins, or multiple bright colors. Some bettas have been known to pick on them and stress them out if you do get any brightly colored up ones. I myself placed a male betta and a platy together in a tank and they were fine, at first the male did chase him around and flare at him a bit, but after about 2 hours he stopped

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15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
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In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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What size is your tank?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 11:06 PM
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I have 4 platy and 1 betta and i 've never had any trouble.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 08:51 AM
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I've had platys and female bettas in the same tank before.
They pretty much ignored each other.
I gave a few of the platys away to a friend, and kept two babies. They both turned out to be males, and now they try to court and mate with some of the betta girls. Silly boys.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 07:02 PM
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Well in my experience it is hit and miss. My betta had his tail eaten and I had to seperate them.

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