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Old 10-10-2010, 04:50 PM   #1 
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Is he too agressive for a companion?

My betta has always been pretty agressive, I think. He flares at me and his food when I feed him, and he'll attempt to attack the gravel vacuum sometimes when I'm cleaning.

I was thinking about adding a mystery snail to his 10 gallon tank. The tank is cycled and heated to 80 degrees with 10% water changes every 3 days. Is he too agressive, should I not even bother trying? Or do agressive bettas get used to tank mates after a bit?

I was just toying with the idea. I've had mystery snails before and they're great to watch. :)
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:55 PM   #2 
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My betta has always been pretty agressive, I think. He flares at me and his food when I feed him, and he'll attempt to attack the gravel vacuum sometimes when I'm cleaning.

I was thinking about adding a mystery snail to his 10 gallon tank. The tank is cycled and heated to 80 degrees with 10% water changes every 3 days. Is he too agressive, should I not even bother trying? Or do agressive bettas get used to tank mates after a bit?

I was just toying with the idea. I've had mystery snails before and they're great to watch. :)


What I do when adding anything to my tank, Is remove the betta for an hour, let the tankmate settle down (remove or use a floating breeding trap thingy magig)

Then release the betta back, and watch him like a hawk..

My betta flares at food, Attacks my fingers... Nips the white plastic spoon i soak pellets with,,

And hes absolutley fine with the endler fry i have with him, (3)
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:05 PM   #3 
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A mystery snail(s) will be fine. I wouldnt add any other tank mates in with him though
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #4 
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I agree with everyone else. And a snail is probably the best tank mate with an aggressive betta. It can protect itself if its attacked. Just keep a close eye on him. I also think its a good idea to remove your betta, add the snail and then put the betta back after a while. Then the snail isn't as intrusive.
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