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Old 05-09-2014, 01:18 AM   #1 
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what can I put with a male betta in a 100 gollon tank?
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:41 AM   #2 
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Wow, not sure about tank mates, but that is one lucky Betta to be in a 100 gallon tank!
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:53 PM   #3 
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too wide of a question to tell you.. but I can tell you my bf put one of his betas into a 125g. He's in there with some rather large south american cichlids some male rainbows, zebra loaches, angelicas botia, kuhli loaches, a couple different plecos, hmm... I can't recall what else. In larger tanks a lot of the "no-no's" are easier to safely try.
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even an a fellow male betta might work?
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:45 AM   #5 
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even an a fellow male betta might work?
I...really don't think thats a good idea, even with all that space. Unless of course, you are dividing the tank.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:28 AM   #6 
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Agency 13 is correct: The question is too broad for a specific answer.

What you put in any tank with a Betta depends primarily on your knowledge of of various species and their habits. And your attention to detail. An experienced fishkeeper can get by with a lot of "don'ts" that an inexperienced fishkeeper cannot. And by "experienced" I mean someone familiar with more than just Bettas.

Are potential tankmates territorial? Are they aggressive or peaceful? Are they fin nippers? Are they slow shoalers or so busy they'd stress out any Betta? What size will they eventually become? Big enough to eat the Betta and other tankmates?

What parameters do the various species require? Can you meet them? Do the fish need a strong current? Do they eat plants?

What do you want your tank to be? A peaceful tank of small-to-medium fish? Or do you like the displays and territorial behavior of Cichlids? Do you eventually want shrimp or other inverts?

It's impossible to suggest tankmates without knowing your vision of an aquarium and the parameters in which the fish must live.
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Not really a good idea to put two males in there. Even with all that space. they WILL find each other.


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Old 05-14-2014, 10:43 AM   #8 
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Agent13, you forgot the 6 pearl gouramis

Oh and the roseline sharks
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:47 AM   #9 
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even an a fellow male betta might work?

That's not something many people have the opportunity to try. I'm sure there's one person who has, and if not there just may be soon.
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My personal opinion is that two bettas would be absolutely fine in 100g. They are territorial fish...sure but even so 100 gallons is plenty space for 2 small territorial fish.
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