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Old 01-03-2012, 04:28 PM   #1 
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Putting Tetras With My Betta Today Wish Me Luck

going to pic up some tetras right now kind of getting board with 1 fish in the tankk so wish me luck guys
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #2 
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What size tank do you have? I am also planning to find tankmates for my betta. Hope to see good results from you :)
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #3 
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #4 
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Is it a male or female betta? I've never tried it myself, but when I was looking up tank mates, someone told me it's better to have a female betta so the tetras won't nip at their fins- apparently they're more prone with males since they have long, flowy fins...
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #5 
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Is it a male or female betta? I've never tried it myself, but when I was looking up tank mates, someone told me it's better to have a female betta so the tetras won't nip at their fins- apparently they're more prone with males since they have long, flowy fins...
Yes I definitely agree, although some tetras may be fine you never know. I saw tetras at Petsmart, that obviously were nipping guppies fins. Guppies have way shorter fins then male bettas and were still being nipped. I hope it works for you though. Is the tank 10g?
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:24 AM   #6 
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I have two 10 gallons full of fancy guppies and a pleco each, and my bettas have never had a problem with aquarium friends. Neon tetras should be fine. :)
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:30 AM   #7 
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I have two 10 gallons full of fancy guppies and a pleco each, and my bettas have never had a problem with aquarium friends. Neon tetras should be fine. :)
it is a 10g tank and it is a male betta
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:31 AM   #8 
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Yes I definitely agree, although some tetras may be fine you never know. I saw tetras at Petsmart, that obviously were nipping guppies fins. Guppies have way shorter fins then male bettas and were still being nipped. I hope it works for you though. Is the tank 10g?
sorry ment to post it to u lol it is a 10g tank and it is a male betta
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You should have no problem, I've had male bettas in with my guppies - only one male betta, of course. No tail nipping problems or anything. You'll do fine! :)
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #10 
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IME, keeping the neons well fed will decrease their nipping.
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