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Old 01-21-2009, 08:00 PM   #11 
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Bettas are solitary fish and are fine on their own. Danios can be too hyper for bettas.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:18 PM   #12 
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The reason I asked was, we have a beta in a 2 1/2 gal. bowl of sorts. We also have a 10 gal tank that has 5 neons in it and I thought it might be nice for the beta to have more room.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:45 PM   #13 
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the betta SHOULD do really well in the 10g, but just keep an eye on him the first week!
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:03 PM   #14 
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Been a while since I've posted. Here's the tank so far:



Current residents are 7 zebra danios. I'm wondering which to add first, the oto cats or the betta. Also thinking about adding another couple of small plants, and possibly removing one of the smaller peices of wood. And for those of you worried, don't. I plan to very carefully observe how the betta is doing, and it there is any sign it isn't working out I'll move him to a smaller tank all his own.

Dramaqueen, I am well aware that bettas do perfectly fine on their own. If however, no one tries to kill each other I think it'd be interesting to have one with some other fish in a larger tank than one generally sees bettas inhabit.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:09 PM   #15 
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Yeah, just keep a eye on him and see how he does with his tankmates. They all have different personalities. Some have no problem at all with tankmates.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:11 PM   #16 
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You can use some compact flourecent bulbs like the energy saver ones and screw them in the incandescent bulb sockets i have it on my amazon tank works great. Danios are ok but they can be nippy and they like alot ofspace to swim you could put some dwarf gouramis in there glass catfish work well too and keep it in that south east asian kind of theme.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:26 AM   #17 
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wow.that tank is lovley.
good luck with it,i hope it works out. :)
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:34 AM   #18 
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I have a betta in my 75g with neons, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose plecos and mollies. They all get along splendidly. He swims the whole tank at all different levels and no one bothers him or vice versa. The rasboras dart when they eat but it doesn't bother him. The neons are generally slower than the rasboras. The otos are usually perched on their plants so I've never seen them even notice one another. I wouldn't worry about who goes in when. Just make sure you don't add too many at once and overdo the bio load of the tank. You don't want anyone getting sick.
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