Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2010, 03:29 PM   #1 
TexasTanker
Member
 
TexasTanker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Virginia
Betta Tetra Compatibility

I keep getting conflicting opinions about whether or not I can put a Betta with my son's Neon Tetra. We have not set up the tank yet but once it is established he has a Betta on his wish list.

Anyhow. It is a 16 gallon tank. Because I can never do anything simple it is going to have levels of substrate at different depths along with plants and hidey holes. I was going to add minimum10 Neon Tetra and possibly some cory or shrimp. Once everything is cycled and happy would a Betta be okay to add to the set up? I have seen them at the LFS in tanks with various tetra and they seem fine. Anyone else do this?
TexasTanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2010, 03:49 PM   #2 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
I have never lost a healthy neon tetra due to a Betta attack when kept in the correct size tank.
Every Betta is different too, they will attack and kill a sick or injured fish too big for them to eat, but a healthy fish in the correct size tank the Neon is too fast for the Betta.
In a 16g planted tank IMO they should be fine together as long as the Neons are healthy.
Look forward to seeing pic once you get it all set-up....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta, compatible, cory, tetra

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compatibility with one betta? Rainbowpandas Betta Fish Compatibility 1 04-18-2010 12:33 AM
Betta Compatibility amandalynn Betta Fish Compatibility 3 01-14-2008 05:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.