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Old 11-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #31 
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well I was told that a 2.5 gallon was big enough for one fish and thats what i have. Yes I came to you for help and i appreciate all the information you have given me. But it is what it is...
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:05 AM   #32 
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Well return the other fish if you can, a 2.5 is minimum for a betta
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:22 AM   #33 
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Please listen to us. We are just trying to help you so that you can have a healthy tank. Yes, bettas can be kept with some other fish, but that is in a larger tank. Also, both the fish you have are incompatable with bettas. Male guppies, with their fancy fins, are often a spark for betta aggression. Goldfish are cold water fish and bettas are tropical fish so that is a BAD mix. Also, like has been said goldfish are huge waste producers. I honestly don't think that you will get a 2.5 gal to build up enough benificial bacteria to keep water parameters good. Also, your goldfish will grow fast provided it doesn't die. It would be better to just bring them back now rather than having to get rid of a dead guppy, and upgrade to literately a small pond for your goldfish in the future.

So please take our advice, that tank is now not a suitable environment for any of those fish. It would be much better to act now than to just say "it is what it is" and end up with dead fish later.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #34 
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sorry for the confuse the fish is a glofish not a goldfish
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:52 AM   #35 
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Well, mixing a male guppy and a male betta wasn't a good idea as there was definitely a possibility that the betta would attack and kill the guppy. Of course, every fish is different, so there's always the possibility that they'll get along. Definitely keep an eye on them though. If the betta begins nipping or chasing the guppy (or even the other way around) I would definitely return one of them as one of your fish will end up dead.

The GloFish, on the other hand, needs to be in a 10g tank (at least) with at least five other GloFish (or zebra danios...the fish can't tell the difference) because they're active schooling fish that will suffer without being in a school of their own kind.

Also, adding additional fish places extra stress on the biological filter in your tank. If the tank is still cycling, then the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate will only build up quicker with the addition of more fish.
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