I got my betta (Charlie, the cutest betta I have ever seen:) about 6 months ago. He has been in a one gallon and I felt bad after doing research on bettas so I went out and bought him a 5.5 gallon. My mom thought that that was way to big for one fish and told that I should get others. I decided it might be fun. So I hopped on the computer and found that platies go well with bettas. Charlie was in his 5.5 for about 3 days before i put the platies in (I know, not smart. But I did rearrange his decor). I put in a pair of platies (Sunny and Moony) with him. He was freaking out at first and was chasing them but not hurting them. I left for an hour or so and when I came back Sunny had a mysterious u shaped whole in his tale... Wonder where that came from! *wink wink* anyway but by that time they had been in there with Charlie for almost 24 hours and he seemed calmed down. I have had him in there for like 8 more hours after that and no more chasing or flaring or biting ( although when Charlie goes bye they are sure to get out of his way). Do you think he is alright to stay now? Or should I take him out?