Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2010, 12:24 AM   #1 
BettaBob
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Changin it up

Hey i am thinking about taking my divided 5 gallon tank and taking one of the bettas and putting it in a new either 3 gallon or another 5 gallon. I want to get a different kind of fish and i was wondering what I could possibly put in with a betta in a 5 gallon. Thanks!
BettaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 01:05 AM   #2 
xxabc
Member
 
xxabc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
I'm not experienced with tank mates, but you'll probably be very limited. Usually, "smaller fish" end up being schooling fish (you need to keep at least ___ of them). There are some fish that aren't schooling, but i don't know what those are. Bottom-fish seem to fit nicely with bettas...I mean "bottom-fish" like corydoras, etc - fish who tend to hang out at the bottom.
xxabc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 01:11 AM   #3 
Firefly
New Member
 
Firefly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Africa
I had a 10 gallon a while ago before i got my new tank, and had a betta, and some platys, and neons. Im not sure about neons in the 5 gallon tho, my betta ate one of my neons eyes, and the neons can be nippy and bite the bettas fins if they dont have enough room. But like xxabc said, bottom dwellers affect the betta the least, like catfish, and u could also get an african dwarf frog.
Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 01:17 AM   #4 
xxabc
Member
 
xxabc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Have you ever considered snails and/or shrimp? Although I would prefer fish anyways. Just a thought. Snails and shrimps do still have their pros and cons.
xxabc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 05:36 AM   #5 
Nameaz
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
I had some guppies, balloon mollies and a bristlenose (bigger tank), and my betta was fine. My friends though would attack any type of fish that went into the tank, but i would go with a cory or a shrimp, cherry shrimp are awesome little critters
Nameaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 10:44 AM   #6 
BettaBob
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Yes i do have a few ghost shrimp and a snail in my divided tank. Honestly the snail is pretty boring and the ghost shrimp are kinda tough to look at. I have never seen cherry shrimp or any colored shrimp around where I live. Maybe i will get a ten gallon because i really wanted to try a different sort of fish. But for the african dwarf frog mentioned, what do those involve taking care of? I have seen them at the pet store but never looked into them.
BettaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 11:39 AM   #7 
BettaBob
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
maybe i will try and make a sorority
BettaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 05:14 PM   #8 
streetlightdawn
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Putting anything in a 5 gallon with a betta would be tough unless it's a shrimp or snail because you don't want the tank to be overcrowded. An african dwarf frog would be ok, here's a link to some info on them: http://aquaticfrogs.tripod.com/id13.html. You don't want to do corydora catfish though because they are shoaling fish and you should really keep them in groups of 4-6 or else they become stressed.
A ten gallon would offer many more choices... A sorority would be awesome!
streetlightdawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 07:48 PM   #9 
BettaBob
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
yeah i think i will get a ten gallon. what are some things you people have in a ten gallon?
BettaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 10:23 PM   #10 
andreig09
New Member
 
andreig09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
nice




andreig09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.