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Old 05-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #1 
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Just a quick question...

Alright, so the last time I had a Betta was more then 10 years ago. Ive been thinking (once i get the money and everything situated) on getting another one or two (i know not to get two males because of their fighting and what not)

Now, before i get into my question, because i know the more info the better, i figured id tell you what kind of set-up i was going to run for my Betta (and more?

Fake Plant (prob 2)
Rock (gonna start with 5 lbs, then add more if needed)
Nice little Decoration
A small hiding place for him/her/them
Another little hiding place(s)

I like the Crowntail Betta's for some reason...i think its just their look.

ANYWAYS!! Back to the question...

If i were to have two Betta's in my tank, or even just one Betta, what would be a good tank-mate for him/her? I was thinking of an Algea eater (maybe an Otocinclus or a Snail), but if not that, maybe another fish?

Again, its been about 10+ years since my last fish, And i remember how much i loved my Betta back then, i was just thinking of what a good tank-mate would be, and with that set-up.

Thanks in advance! =D
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #2 
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Welcome to the forum and back to the world of Bettas.

Almost all of your questions are answered in the wonderful stickies at the beginnning of each subforum.

Again, welcome!
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:36 PM   #3 
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It's pretty much the golden rule to never put two bettas together. Ever. (Unless you have a divider) There are ways to keep multiple females, but not in that tank and not with such little personal experience. If you wanted a tank mate for your one betta then I would suggest a couple of ghost shrimp. Otos need to be in groups and are sensitive to water conditions, so I wouldn't add any. Snails produce a lot of waste, especially compared to shrimp.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #4 
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put some ghost shrimp :)
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #5 
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For the ghost shrimp suggestions, be aware that ghost shrimp as still pretty fragile and some will likely die after a few days of adding them to the tank. The good news is that they are very cheap!
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