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Old 01-03-2010, 08:39 AM   #1 
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Thumbs down Betta Bullying Help.

For my setup, I have a divided, filtered aquarium with a betta on each side. On one side, I have two dwarf frogs, and on the other I have three black neon tetras.

I put the tetras and frogs in about a week ago. It was a little stressful for the fish, but then it seemed that everyone was getting along fine. However, last night, my betta that I was keeping with the frogs started flaring at them, waiving his fins at them... and then ATTACKING them! So, I tried switching his side so he was with the black neon tetras, and he has been chasing them nonstop. My other betta is fine with both the tetras and frogs.

Temporarily, I've moved the aggressive betta to its original bowl that I got him in while I figure out what to do.

Suggestions? Should I be taking something back to the pet store? Should I put the aggressive betta in its own tank (or bowl)?
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:46 AM   #2 
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I think that you should put the aggressive betta in his own tank/bowl, just so we make sure that nobody's going to get hurt!
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:20 AM   #3 
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I;d give the aggressive betta his own tank, if possibe. That way you can take the divider out, and the one betta, tetras, and dwarf frogs can have the whole aquarium.

Otherwise, I guess you'd have to return the tetras or the frogs.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:45 AM   #4 
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I agree, some bettas are more aggressive than others. I would get the aggressive one his own tank and keep the other one with the tetras and dwarf frogs.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:22 PM   #5 
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Okay, thanks everyone. Here's a question though. Do you think I can put the little guy back in a bowl? I really can't afford buying another aquarium, but I've read other posts where some people feel that if you keep a betta in a tank with a filter, you cannot move them back to a regular, unfiltered bowl. Is there any concrete information online about this?

Also, he is still in his little bowl from when I got him, and is making bubbles all over the place!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:43 PM   #6 
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You could probably separate a section of the tank for him that is separate from everyone else.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:53 PM   #7 
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It won't hurt him to go back into an unfiltered bowl but I would work fast to get him back into 2+ gallons. You might get a plastic tub and turn it into an aquarium or also there's a good deal on a 2.5 gallon full kit from amazon
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:18 PM   #8 
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How big is your tank??
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #9 
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there's a good deal on a 2.5 gallon full kit from amazon
I just checked and I didn't see any good deals, is there some that I'm not finding?
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:42 PM   #10 
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look up mini bow 2.5 from the petco store on amazon. Its like $22 with free shipping.
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