Originally Posted by bettasaur
I would really like to add some smaller fish to Bettasaur's tank, but I'm not sure what kind. I really like the look of the tetras.
I have several bettas in their own tanks. I wanted to add one of them to my main community tank, so I tried each one and watched carefully to see how he'd react.
Interestingly, each betta had exactly the same reaction. He looked at most of my fish with apparent casual disinterest. Even my fancy guppies, which I was warned might make the betta crazy, got no reaction. But then when he laid eyes on my glowlight tetra (like a cardinal tetra but with an orange stripe instead of the blue one) the betta went CRAZY
and frantically went around trying to scare off all
the fish in the tank that he had previously not seemed to care about... so I had to remove him back to his own individual tank as he had failed "plays nicely with others".
In summary, warning: bettas may not like tetras.