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Old 08-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Betta ate tetra fish !

I bought 6 neon tetra fish today, and i put them into my 15 galloon tank.
After 2 hour i put my betta fish into the tank , try to tank mate them together, but my betta fish chase them and end up ate 1 of my tetra fish, that was so bad to see this to happen! im so sad and regret to put betta to mate them. However i bring my betta back to his own tank.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #2 
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I bought 6 neon tetra fish today, and i put them into my 15 galloon tank.
After 2 hour i put my betta fish into the tank , try to tank mate them together, but my betta fish chase them and end up ate 1 of my tetra fish, that was so bad to see this to happen! im so sad and regret to put betta to mate them. However i bring my betta back to his own tank.

Why this would happen?
Betta fish prefer to be alone...they can be in a tank with other fish, but bettas are aggressive predators in the wild. I keep all my bettas alone! Sorry this happened to you.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #3 
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Betta fish prefer to be alone...they can be in a tank with other fish, but bettas are aggressive predators in the wild. I keep all my bettas alone! Sorry this happened to you.
Ya, maybe i should just let betta to be alone, my tetra fish start to separate and chasing each other after that happened, sigh...
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #4 
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You're not the first person who this happened to. It's an established fact that betta will eat the smaller tetra like neons and cardinals. Some betta are best left in their own tank. You might also want to see about getting some more neon tetra. They are a schooling fish and can be rather nasty to each other without enough buddies around. A general rule is more than six.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:06 PM   #5 
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I feel bad for you, I've had my tetras live very peacefully with my betta. I guess it is always about the betta's tempermant too bad you can never really figure it out how they will react until it is too late.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #6 
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Did you betta eat the WHOLE neon or just part of it?
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #7 
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Sorry this happened to you and it is great you put your Betta back in his own tank.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #8 
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Did you betta eat the WHOLE neon or just part of it?
My betta eat the WHOLE neon body....i think he really like it, until now i finally realize my betta is a male ...
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:15 AM   #9 
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Same thing happened to me. White Cloud Mountain Minnows, Shrimp, and Snails are awesome tank mates with bettas as long with Corydoras
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