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Old 02-28-2009, 03:10 PM   #1 
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Question Help With Betta Issue Please! :D

Hi guys,
Right, I Have a 250litre planted tank...so thats about 66gallons for you guys in america..Im from Scotland and everythings in litres over here!!
In it i currently have
- 3 male guppies
-1 pleco
-2 albino corydori
-1 male and 1 female moonlight gourami
- 1 red tailed black shark



Would I be able to put a betta fish in with these lot?
Some people think I can while others say absolutely not

I love betta's and really want one, as i have had before but I have no room for a big tank for him on his own as I have so many animals!!

Thanks x
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #2 
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I don't think the betta and gouramis would get along because both are territorial. IMO bettas really do best by themselves.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:49 PM   #3 
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The betta and the gouramis are both territorial surface dwellers so that wouldn't work at all. Bettas often attack male fancy guppies because of their finnage, so that's also a bad mix. The RTBS is also territorial and a resting betta (they often sleep at the bottom) may be attacked. I'd say it's a definite no for that tank...sorry. On the other hand, a standard 5.5 gallon doesn't take up much room at all and is a perfect size for a betta. You could get your betta fix that way, but watch out, they're terribly addicting!
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:59 PM   #4 
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I don't think that would be a good idea. Do you have room for a 2.5g (9.5 liters) tank? Bettas can do really well in tanks like that! Just nothing smaller! :)
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:19 PM   #5 
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Yea i agree. Just pick up a 2.5 gallon or more, and it fits just about anywhere. They don't even NEED a filter unless you aren't going to give water changes 1-2 times a week.

Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:05 AM   #6 
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Thanks guys, honestly if you were to see my room youd understand, im an animal addict and if its not cages its electrical equipment,also id rather have as big a tank as possible for him if i were to put him in a tank himself.:D
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:15 PM   #7 
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Several of us here have the same problem. :)
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:17 PM   #8 
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I have no more plugs in my room, despite the fact that each outlet has those things that give you like 6 spaces :(

Hehe...invade the rest of your house! On second thought, don't because once you get one....well, lets just say you'll never be able to resist "looking" at the bettas again, and we all know that after looking comes buying or rescueing lol!
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The more I have, the more I want! lol
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Me too!!
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