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Old 07-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #1 
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Wild caught least killifish

I live in South Florida and plan on going to search and catch wild least killifish, would they be safe to put in a 10 gallon betta tank?
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #2 
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You're not really supposed to just add wild ccaught fish/plants to a tank with other fish do to disease..
But quarantine and some preventatives might help with that.


Not sure if killies are compatible with bettas though, maybe someone who's had them can say xD
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #3 
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I have read they are..I would put them in a quarantine tank for a week or two and see. I like them cause they are small, not colorful and well free lol.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:47 PM   #4 
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From what I've heard and read, they prefer larger tanks (20+) and colder waters, closer to 72 degrees, whereas bettas like warmth, 77-79, and 80-82 when being treated for anything.

I wouldn't suggest adding the killifish, but it's up to you.
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yeah I wouldn't want to make either suffer so I'll maybe get another tank and then start with the killifish..Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #6 
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Sure thing, any time :)

Those little fish sure are neat though!

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And free! lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #8 
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Killies are BUT wild fish carry parasites and other diseases. I'm wary of collecting daphnia from my outdoor tubs!
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:10 AM   #9 
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you do have a good point there.
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