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Old 12-30-2010, 07:07 PM   #1 
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Question Betta for community tank?

I'm wanting to get a nice looking betta for my 65L community tank but I dont want any of my fish getting picked on or killed and that goes for the betta too.
My tank consists of 3 platies (1 male), 3 mollies (1 sailfin male), 4 male guppies, and 2 anglefish.
Ive been told that the angelfish grow to be 7 inches which would be too big for my tank so they might be leaving when they get too big.
Im also looking at getting 2 wrestling halfbeaks (Dermogenys pusilla) as well.
Will any of these fish be picked on if i get a betta?
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:14 PM   #2 
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Possibly the guppies. It all really depends on your fish's personality. If you don't want to risk it get a female betta, she would be less likely to pick on anything. How many gallons is 65 L?
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:22 PM   #3 
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According to google, 65L is 17 gallons.
Would any of my fish be considered a threat to a betta ( male or female) from their coloration? My fish have all bright colors like reds, oranges and yellows, except one guppy is dark blue almost black, one black female molly and the angelfish are black and white.
Would a blue or purple or just a darker betta be less threatened then say a bright red one because of similar fish colors?
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:42 PM   #4 
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Your tank is too small for anymore fish. If you look into taking out the angelfish you could add in a female betta.. But females can be just as aggressive as males so keep that in mind.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:05 PM   #5 
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The angelfish will be a threat to a betta. So maybe after you remove it/them. The betta MAY then be a threat to the guppies (fancy colorful ones with huge tails).
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #6 
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I will probably give the angelfish to my sister she wants goldfish but i think she would like an angelfish or two.
How long do betta fish live in a health community tank compared to in their own small tank?
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:49 PM   #7 
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Bettas can live in any size tank, infact they prefer larger tanks rather than small ones that you see advertised..
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #8 
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Ok so they do well in community tanks if the tank mates are all friendly with each other.
They need their own kind of food too don't they, or can they tank tropical flakes?
I just want to know as much as possible before i decide so i don't accidentally kill one.
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bettas need pellets- they are carnivores. But they also need variations, such as blood worms or brine shrimp.
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Bettas need some type of a pellet diet. But they LOVE live foods and frozen foods for a treat
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