Can bettas be with Featherfin cat fish - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Garth13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22
Can bettas be with Featherfin cat fish

We had a huge problem with my 30 gallon tank, we lost all the fish except the corys and the Pterygoplichthys pardalis (the common pleco). We started the tank over, bought a new filter, new rocks, decorations pretty much everything.

I have decided to move my betta over to that tank. I know bettas can go with corries so that is fine. And I am planning on getting rid of the pleco because he is going to outgrow the tank. But we are still trying to find him a home so he is more than likely still going to be here when the betta switches over.

When the fish died my favorite catfish went with them. I want to get another featherfin cat fish, but I have heard mixed things about these fish. Does anyone know if they can or cannot be with bettas?

Thanks!
Garth13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 02:27 PM
Member
 
copperarabian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,949
You might be able to get away with it for a while but once the feather fin gets larger it will easily eat your bettas. They are aggressive towards other cat fish or similar looking fish(plecos), they also have a sharp spike on their dorsal fin that can hurt if you're stabbed.

I have a fully grown 6" synodontis catfish, I would never put my bettas with him because he'd eat them very easily, it looks like he has a small mouth but it can open pretty big. The feather fin is much more aggressive then the type I have and is usually recommended for cichlid aquariums.

Elrohir the plakat

Galah cockatoo & African Grey
copperarabian is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Garth13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22
I see what you are saying about there size and what not, but their wiki page and other fish people told me they would be fine with bettas. I am just so confused because depending on what site and who you are talking to you get mixed answers

Larry, the one we had, left all the plecos and other catfish alone, he really hated our jack Dempsey and would chase him around. We even put some tetras in the tank for the jack and him and he didn't even touch them. It sucks we lost him because we had him for six years.
Garth13 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 PM
Member
 
TheJadeBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 852
I would trust my African Featherfin with a Betta. I have my African Featherfin Catfish in with a Spawning Pair Jewel Cichlids! O.O

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
Cassandra
Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 2.2 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 0.0.1 Tadpole, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.2 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 10 Gallon, 4x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
TheJadeBetta is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 05:13 PM
Member
 
copperarabian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJadeBetta View Post
I would trust my African Featherfin with a Betta. I have my African Featherfin Catfish in with a Spawning Pair Jewel Cichlids! O.O
How big is your featherfin? I've wished I could keep bettas with my synodontis catfish but I am so sure he would eat them, at least during the night when they're sleeping.

Elrohir the plakat

Galah cockatoo & African Grey

Last edited by copperarabian; 03-25-2012 at 05:16 PM.
copperarabian is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 06:06 PM
Member
 
TheJadeBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by copperarabian View Post
How big is your featherfin? I've wished I could keep bettas with my synodontis catfish but I am so sure he would eat them, at least during the night when they're sleeping.
Oops! I meant "Wouldn't " ahah sorry about that.

I wouldn't trust my African Featherfin with a Betta. I have my African Featherfin Catfish in with a Spawning Pair Jewel Cichlids! O.O

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
Cassandra
Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 2.2 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 0.0.1 Tadpole, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.2 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 10 Gallon, 4x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?

Last edited by TheJadeBetta; 03-25-2012 at 06:09 PM.
TheJadeBetta is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 06:09 PM
Member
 
copperarabian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,949
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheJadeBetta View Post
Oops! I meant "Wouldn't trust him" ahah sorry about that.
I've totally done the same thing before XD How big is yours?

Elrohir the plakat

Galah cockatoo & African Grey
copperarabian is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Member
 
TheJadeBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by copperarabian View Post
I've totally done the same thing before XD How big is yours?
Oh I say about 6 inches, which is the length of my Oscars right now. :)

And he isn't even full grown yet.

Bettas: Rose, Sophia, Addie, Ghost, Buster, Holt, Aidan, and Mercutio!
Cassandra
Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 2.2 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 0.0.1 Tadpole, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.2 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 10 Gallon, 4x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
TheJadeBetta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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



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