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Old 01-06-2009, 11:52 AM   #1 
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moving a betta to a big tank with other fish?

I used to keep ym betta ina refugium in my 46 gallon. recently i felt like he was lonely since all the toehr fish had nice big spaces to swim and he was seperated so i was wonderinf if i should move him? the toher fishes in teh tank include fast swimming giant danios and long finned danios and i wanted to know if that would bother my betta? Also how would i feed the betta when the other fish move so much quicker and gobble up all the food?
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:04 PM   #2 
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Anything with long fins is a no-no. Bettas will see them as other bettas and will go after them. Plus they may go after him as well. I would just keep your betta in a tank by itself,with compatible tankmates. Like tetras,afd,or cories (from what i read online,i have none with my betta). What size tank is your betta in now? Can you just get him a bigger tank, like a 10? They are relatively easy to find and cheap. That will make for a happy betta and if you want to add other fish,it will be plenty of room. Anything smaller and he can have no tankmates. HTH.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:47 PM   #3 
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I have heard that danios are too hyper for bettas.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:39 PM   #4 
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Yah my sister has a couple danios in her betta tank and man they are hyper! They are crazy lol. I like the white clouds they look cool. But thats down the road a bit when i get him into a 10.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:02 PM   #5 
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I don't think I'll ever keep any other fish but bettas. That would involve an aquarium and I don't have the money or space for that.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:23 PM   #6 
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ya true. one day...maybe...lol
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:27 PM   #7 
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Yeah, who knows, maybe some day, whe I learn how to cycle. lol
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:24 AM   #8 
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my betta is in a refugium in the main tank and the size is roughly... half gallon? He has java moss and gravel in the tank. the refugium has holes on both sides and one side has a pump suckign water out so theres a little bit of flow but just enough to keep the water in the refugium clean with water from the main tank
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:50 AM   #9 
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oh i see. Well thats way too small for him. He should be in at least a 5.5 gallon tank or a 10 if you can manage it. They do need room to swim despite they way they are bought in those lil cups. They can live in that small space,but they will not thrive at all. So if you want him to be a happy betta,please get him in a larger tank,preferably not with those other fish that will go after his fins.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:59 AM   #10 
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He can live by himself in a 2.5 gallon but that is the reccommended minimum. With tankmates, I'd say 10 gal or larger.
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