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Old 05-20-2012, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Betta eats tetra

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i was wondering what would happen to my betta if he ate a neon tetra. i didn't know i wasn't supposed to put them in the same tank and jack is making lunch out of my tetras. I'm worried that this might be bad for him or something. could you let me know please? thanks
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #2 
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my irls did the same thing and i see no ill-effects
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #3 
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not much. .3. it's not uncommon for fish to eat each other, so.... :B he'd just have a fat tummy, probably.
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oh ok then coz i was kinda worried. i wanted to remove the tetras and put them in a bowl but i know they need a filter and a heater
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Is he definitely hunting down and eating live tetras? Have you seen him? The only reason I'm sceptical is that tetras are very fast, and bettas are not.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #6 
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If he is harming/killing/eating them, I would seperate them ASAP. Especially him eating them, bettas will eat and eat and eat until they kill themselves. No joke.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #7 
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I have neon and blue tetras in my 30 gallon sorority tank, and I have never had any of my bettas eat them. This is the first time I ever heard of that happening.
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Is he definitely hunting down and eating live tetras? Have you seen him? The only reason I'm sceptical is that tetras are very fast, and bettas are not.
yea but they're still babies and yea both my mom and i have seen him go after the tetras
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I have neon and blue tetras in my 30 gallon sorority tank, and I have never had any of my bettas eat them. This is the first time I ever heard of that happening.
oh great maybe its just my betta that has attitude. he usually flares when another fish is around him when he's eating
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most bigger fish will chase after baby fish - they are small enough to be eaten, and provide them with a nutritious snack THAT is very VERY common.

I suggest adding tons of floating plants, and tall plants. This may help.
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