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Old 11-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #1 
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long time no post. anyway I want to get a betta but my mom wont let me have another fish tank. The one I have now is a 10 gallon with on turtle in it. I did buy a betta and put her in the tank and the turtle never took notice of her but the only problem was that I could not keep the turtle from eating the betta pellets and the betta from eating the turtle pellets. So my question is:
Could I feed a betta fish tetra flakes so it wont eat my turtle's food and the turtle wont eat the betta's food?
I want to get a betta really bad and that question is the only thing I need answered before I decide for sure weather to get a new betta or not.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #2 
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Yes, you can try feeding flakes to the betta and pellets to the turtle. I don't expect the betta to last very long with the turtle though.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #3 
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Ok. The betta would be about as big as the turtle so the turtle cant possibly eat the fish. I just want to be sure that the fish would get enough nutrition to thrive from normal fish flakes.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #4 
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Ok. The betta would be about as big as the turtle so the turtle cant possibly eat the fish.
The turtle can most definitely eat the betta. No question about it.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #5 
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I can't begin to tell you, on how many levels, I think this is a terrible idea.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #6 
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Yes there are bigger issues here than feeding the betta tetra flakes.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #7 
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Is this a species of turtle that is going to remain 2 inches long?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #8 
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No. He will get around 6 when he is full grown but that wont be for another 5 years or so. I see what the problem is now. I guess getting a betta might not ever happen for me. I should have realized the problem earlier sorry guys. I will just have to convince my mom that I can take care of a betta in a SEPERATE tank from my turtle.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #9 
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I think you should work on getting a much larger tank for your turtle before you even think about bettas...
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #10 
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I am getting a 30 gal to replace the 10 gal tank very soon. I search craigslist for a used tank every day. Don't worry that turtle is probably one of the most loved turtles in the world. I am doing everything in my power to keep it happy.
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