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Old 04-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #11 
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I have a male DTHM with 5 neon tetras. They seem fine. The betta occasionally chases them, but he is too slow. Generally, they are fine. (In my case)
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:16 PM   #12 
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My previous post was wrong.(sort of) I returned the previous betta and got a new one. The next day the betta ripped the eye out of one of the neons:...(
I feel Sooooo bad!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:13 PM   #13 
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I have a 7.5 gallon tank set up recently with a male betta and 6 neons,

The neons are picking on the betta. the betta has not went near them.
This is over stocked. Bettas can only have tank mates in ten gallons and up.

And like dramaqueen said the thread is four years old! Check the date before posting :)
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #14 
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I heard that you have to introduce the betta after the neons/cardinals? Is this true?
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I heard that you have to introduce the betta after the neons/cardinals? Is this true?
Yes. Bettas should always be introduced last.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:09 PM   #16 
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So the guy at the lfs said that i should put my betta in a separate container for two weeks while the tetras are alone in the tank, then add the betta. will this work? Oh yeah, and the bettas glass container is in the tank, so the water will be warm.
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You don't have to wait that long. Just add the betta the day after the tetras.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:48 PM   #18 
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Yeah, but I got all the fish on the same day, and put them in at the same time, after acclimatizing them of course. But the bettas container is in the tank, and he can see them. I'll leave the lights off from now on until they ar together again, as per another members advise. So should I wait until this weekend?
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You can release him, it isn't necessary to wait that long, unless you were quarantining the fish. What I do when introducing new fish is I keep the light off the first day they are swimming together. They can still see but it is dim light.

So you can release him right now, and then leave the tank light off all tomorrow.
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I'll do it tmrw, when I come home from school. If there is another fight, what should I do? I don't want another hurt tetra! Would rearranging the decor help?
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