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View Poll Results: Best food for a Betta:
Betta Pellets 4 50.00%
Frozen Bloodworms 2 25.00%
Frozen Brineshrimp 2 25.00%
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:16 PM   #1 
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I Have a Ten Gallon Tank...

I have a Ten gallon tank with two Red Wag Platys, Two Black Mollies and Two Corydoros Catfish.

If I buy a Betta will he be OK in the ten gallon tank with those fish?

If not I have a 1.5 gallon tank already set up with a two live plants and a filter. Is the filter ok for the betta? I've heard both that filters are good and that they aren't...

Thanks so much

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Old 02-10-2008, 11:33 PM   #2 
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As long as the filter is not too strong it is much better to have one.

I don't see why any of these fish should bother your betta, but keep a close eye on them for the first while.

As for the food, I didn't choose one in particular because a variety is the best way to go. Pellets of flake foods are a great basic diet, and these should be supplemented a few times a week with a combination of meaty foods (bloodworm or brineshrimp for example) and veggies (shelled peas are great).
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:38 PM   #3 
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Your corys would much rather be in a group of like 6, but with two mollys you might not have anymore room for more fish. The betta may try to fight the mollys, I would just put him in his own tank. Eventually you should get a 5 gallon for your betta. As for the filter, it depends how strong the flow on it is. If you think it will bother the betta then don't use the filter.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:23 AM   #4 
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I don't have a big enough tank for 6 corys or I definately would put more in... I think I might try the Betta with the rest of the fish and if there are any problems I'll move him immediately. Sound like a good plan?

P.S. Thanks for the food advice! Do you crush the peas first?

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:32 PM   #5 
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you put the pea in warm water, peel it, the break a peace off and put on the flat end of a toothpick. feed the fish.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:49 PM   #6 
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That's a cool idea the peas that's awesome!
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