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Old 08-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #41 
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great starter guide! Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #42 
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Thank you for this list. I have had my Betta for a couple of months and he is thriving in his 10 gallon tank. I have live plants in it too and he likes those. Now that he is doing so well I want him to have some company. I love colorful fun fish. I would really like to add some shrimp - if I knew I he would not eat them....I know they are pricey and I would hate to have them eaten for food.
I really LOVE frogs.....would you know what kind of frogs I could add and how big they should be??
Would the tank need to be completely closed at the top - I am not sure if they are escape artists????
Again my tank is 10 gallons. If I were to add 2 shrimp and one frog would that be tooooo much for the environment? I would really like to have two of each, but I do not to overload my happy tank.

Thank you - the list is great!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:31 PM   #43 
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Does this compatibility thread go for male bettas or female bettas? I have a 55gal tank I would love to have a community in. I have a lot of plants and rocks and 1 male vt.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #44 
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Okay... one weird thing... one site i read said angelfish 'are the ideal tankmates for bettas'. >.<

dont want to act stupid here, but why serpae tetras on that list? i know theyre somewhat fin nippers but my friend has some and i've always seen them as docile fish.

and swordtails on the "sometimes"?they are one of the basic tankmates for bettas in almost every resource you'd find.
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and WHY was this bumped?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #46 
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Wow, looking back what an awful list. xD Even I agreed with it at one point but that's when I knew nothing about fish.
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Who do you think are good tank mates for my male vt in a 55 or a 30 gal. depending on which tank I put him in
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cory cats, swordtails, platys, maybe a pleco
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Wow, looking back what an awful list. xD Even I agreed with it at one point but that's when I knew nothing about fish.
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Yeah. :/
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Who do you think are good tank mates for my male vt in a 55 or a 30 gal. depending on which tank I put him in
It's going to depend on his personality, but harlequin rasbora are good. Some of the more thick-bodied and gentle tetra like X-ray teta, glowlight tetra, and head and tail light tetra are also pretty good. Just make sure you have large enough groups of these fish (10+) to keep any fighting within the group. They will also display their best colors in large numbers. Cory cats and otos are good. Kuhli loaches also work.
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