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Old 08-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #1 
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Betta Fish with other Betta Fish

I've had my baby fish riley for over a year and a half, and i was wondering if it would be okay if i got another companion for him and if another betta fish would be okay or if i should get something different. that he won't kill?? help please and thank you!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #2 
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No he cannot be kept with another betta...
What size tank does he have? Is it heated? Cycled?
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #3 
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You can't do that unless you do specific requirements. They don't get lonely nor they "Want Friends.". Bettas prefer to be alone and your tank might not be able to have any other fish. Unless it's a girl and then you can have a sorority of 4 but that's for more experienced people.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #4 
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How big is your tank? Is it heated? If so, to what temp? What are the water parameters?

Edit:TeenytheBetta and LebrontheBetta, your posts did not show up for me until after I posted. Sorry if I repeated some of the things you said!

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #5 
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You can't do that unless you do specific requirements. They don't get lonely nor they "Want Friends.". Bettas prefer to be alone and your tank might not be able to have any other fish. Unless it's a girl and then you can have a sorority of 4 but that's for more experienced people.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #6 
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No bettas who are males can not live with another male, even a female unless you are planning on breeding but you must have experience, and know what your doing, and taking risk of ripped fins, and fighting and maybe losing your betta if you are going to 'breed.' Anyways that's not the point, only female bettas can live together but that's also with experience, and it's preferred to be with 4 - 6 females or more.

Your betta is happy the way he is, I am sure he doesn't need a companion, if you do want to get a companion I would recommend a snail, depending on how big your tank is, is it cycled, and is it heated? If it's less then 5 gallons I do not recommend getting a companion. Sorry if I am being rude.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #7 
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No bettas who are males can not live with another male, even a female unless you are planning on breeding but you must have experience, and know what your doing, and taking risk of ripped fins, and fighting and maybe losing your betta if you are going to 'breed.' Anyways that's not the point, only female bettas can live together but that's also with experience, and it's preferred to be with 4 - 6 females or more.

Your betta is happy the way he is, I am sure he doesn't need a companion, if you do want to get a companion I would recommend a snail, depending on how big your tank is, is it cycled, and is it heated? If it's less then 5 gallons I do not recommend getting a companion. Sorry if I am being rude.
I totally agree with you.
Baby bettas are very fragile and have special requirements. You might be able to put him with other types of fish or shrimp/snails when he's older.
Read here: http://bettacarecentral.weebly.com/baby-betta-care.html
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No Male Bettas can't live together unless you have a big enough tank to put a diveder in there.
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