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Old 08-05-2013, 02:24 AM   #1 
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GloFish and Bettas

I was curious to know if GloFish are compatible with male bettas in a 5 gallon tank with LOTS of cover?
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:33 AM   #2 
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Well, the space is small and that might effect the way the two different types of fish treat each other, though glofish are just genetically modified zebra danios, which get along well with bettas but with the small space, you're pushing your luck in my opinion. I'm no expert, but that's what I think!
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #3 
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I wouldn't put glofish in anything less than a 10 gallon, let a lone with a betta. None of my bettas got along with the glofish.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:56 AM   #4 
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I agree with Canis, the Glofish will pick on the long flowing fins that males have even with lots of cover. The Glofish are faster swimmers so they can catch the betta easily as well. So I would get shrimp or snails to put in the 5 gallon instead. :)
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My amano shrimp do perfectly with my glofish ^^
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:00 AM   #6 
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About how many RCS could I fit in my tank?
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:02 AM   #7 
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The rule is 10 dwarf shrimp per gallon, but I don't know how much it changes when you have other fish in there as well. I've never had them.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:04 AM   #8 
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Just to add more cover for them, I'd buy this thing as well.

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Old 08-05-2013, 03:10 AM   #9 
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Even in a 10 gallon GloFish are very constricted. Since GloFish are genetically modified Zebra Danios they are very active, they swim around very fast and at all times.

They belong in tanks 20g or larger. :)

You could try RCS. They might get eaten though.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:16 AM   #10 
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I've read footprint is more important than capacity, and the footprint tha danios need is 30 inches

the shrimp are a great idea, i'd do 10 or 15 with he betta since they reproduce
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