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Old 05-08-2011, 02:06 PM   #1211 
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Friends for fluffy?

I have a male betta fish named fluffy. One of my friends has one, and she said she has one of those small underwater frogs in the tank with it. I went to a pet store and asked if they would get along- and the guy said that fluffy shouldnt attack it. I went back later to actually buy the frog, and the guy who was there told me that fluffy would kill it.
So: Can you keep a small underwater frog with a male betta, or will they fight?

When I first got Fluffy, the guy at that pet store told me I could get a freshwater snail, but I asked at a different pet store and the same guy that told me you couldnt have a frog told me that a betta would kill a snail as well. Is this true?
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #1212 
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It depends on the fish itself.

Bettas won't kill snails, but can pick on them a LOT.

Some bettas will kill frogs, but not all. Most get along peacefully.

But I think it depends on how big your tank is, too. If you have your betta in a 2 gallon I wouldn't get any "friends". It'd be too crowded! But if your betta is in a 5 gallon I would go for a snail (certain varities, some get up to 2 inches around!) If your betta is in 6 gallons+ you could get a frog. There's a lot of danger though because certain species will get mixed in and they grow to large size and will kill your betta.

Therefore do lots of research before buying! Also, the frogs at the store croak, sing, and generally make lots of noise. So if you want a *quiet* companion, stick to a snail.

Good luck!
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #1213 
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It depends on the fish itself.

Bettas won't kill snails, but can pick on them a LOT.

Some bettas will kill frogs, but not all. Most get along peacefully.

But I think it depends on how big your tank is, too. If you have your betta in a 2 gallon I wouldn't get any "friends". It'd be too crowded! But if your betta is in a 5 gallon I would go for a snail (certain varities, some get up to 2 inches around!) If your betta is in 6 gallons+ you could get a frog. There's a lot of danger though because certain species will get mixed in and they grow to large size and will kill your betta.

Therefore do lots of research before buying! Also, the frogs at the store croak, sing, and generally make lots of noise. So if you want a *quiet* companion, stick to a snail.

Good luck!
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You type faster than me *sobs* XD
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:33 PM   #1214 
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You type faster than me *sobs* XD
I do type fast. I've never tested myself but everyone always makes me type their papers LOL. And I can type without looking. I can watch TV and type...
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #1215 
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I do type fast. I've never tested myself but everyone always makes me type their papers LOL. And I can type without looking. I can watch TV and type...
XD! I type fairly fast as well, but yeah I never tested it or something, the last time I got it tested was in grade...8? That was 10 years ago XD. I never look down when I type unless it's a new keyboard, so pranks where people rearrange the letters on the keyboard are not effective! WAHAHAHA.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #1216 
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She thinks that when people throw up (she's an RA for the second floor - HUGE partiers on that floor) the acid from the vomit mixes with the water supply. I find it dubious, but whatever. Would that be possible?

That is both disgusting and implausable.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:02 PM   #1217 
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How do I get my male to not be fearful of the fruit flies? LOL. He thinks they're going to kill him. My female took right to them (well not right away but wasn't scared of them) and she loves them. I know he'll have to settle in for a bit but I don't know what to do about him being deathly afraid! D:
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #1218 
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SOSOSOSOS!!! Help please:

I recently moved my ten gallon tank to my room frm the living rm. I removed about 70% of the water, but DID NOT throw it out. So after I got all the equipment to my room, I poured the same water back in. The filter and heater were restarted and I tested the water. (I have strips, API too much) anyways, after testing the color was in the 7.8-8.4 alkalinity. Can I put Mr betta back in? (acclimatized of course) he is the only one in the heated, filtered ten gallon.

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Moved tank.
No new water.
Bacteria still alive.
High alkalinity.
Betta in separate container.
Thx in advance!
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #1219 
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should i keep my tank light on or off??
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:04 PM   #1220 
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Depends....I keep mine on for 7-8 hrs a day...
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