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Old 01-13-2010, 12:33 PM   #1 
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What types of other fish will do well when placed in the same tank / bowl as a betta?

i thought i could get another fish. dino looks lonely and small in the 1.75 gallon bowl with only a plant and coloured stones
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:38 PM   #2 
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You can't put anything else in the 1.75 gallon bowl since it is barely big enough for your Betta. If you upgrade to a 5 gallon, you might be able to pull off a snail, shrimp, or an ADF. If you go up to 10+ gallons, you could add other fish.
Bettas are solitary fish though, they prefer to be alone. I hope that helps!
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:36 PM   #3 
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I agree with AngelicScars. Most people will recommend at least 2.5 gallons for your betta alone, so adding anything to a 1.75 gallon would really be overstocking.

Bettas aren't really social fish, anyway.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:51 PM   #4 
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I agree with AngelicScars and Jupiter.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:50 PM   #5 
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:36 AM   #6 
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In a 5g tank, would an algae eater go with one betta?
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:10 PM   #7 
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In a 5g tank, would an algae eater go with one betta?
No. Algae eaters get very big, and very agrressive!
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:39 PM   #8 
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1.75g is really too small for one male betta (females, 2 gallons is a good size, males 3g or larger) If you get a 5 or ten gallon you will have some choices though!
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