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Old 05-09-2011, 10:57 AM   #1 
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Bettas and Angels

I am new to the aquarium scene and love these two fish. Are they compatable?
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:16 AM   #2 
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From what I've read, Angel fish are very territorial and need at least 30g tank. I do not think these two would be a good match as both are territorial fish. They certainly are beautiful though. :)
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:20 AM   #3 
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my mate has a Betta & 2 or 3 Angels and they get on jst fine..ill try get a pic of them tonight..
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:48 AM   #4 
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I don't think bettas can get along too good with angels. Arent Angels saltwater fish and not only territorial but super aggressive?
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:59 AM   #5 
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Well dont knw how they do it but yea shes got 3 of them & a betta plus 3 other fish..
there might be a fresh water & salt water Angel fish..Dont knw jst guessing lol..
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #6 
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One of the smartest things my favorite employee at my LPS said to me was...

"If anyone tells you they know 100% something about fish, take it with a grain of salt. Every fish is different."

Perhaps some bettas can do it, some can't. Depends on their personality. :D
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:50 AM   #7 
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There are salt and freshwater angels. I personally don't think they should be put in the same tank because they are unlikely to live peacefully, however my mom had a 55g with a male VT and tetras and angels and silver dollars for years. She also kept a goldfish in the same tank (usually the betta and goldfish fins were abused...) She also had a firemouth cichlid that had to be rehomed LOL So just because someone does it and the fish lives doesn't mean its a good idea for you personally :)

Angels do need larger tanks than bettas, too.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:19 AM   #8 
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Angels need at least 30 gallons, and I hear that with bettas, can be very nippy on both ends. I personally wouldn't do it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #9 
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i've always heard angels aren't angels at all, and will rip bettas fins to shreds. but, as it's been said, every fish is different. i'd never give it a shot myself, but i do have a friend who had a female living with some cichlids(including angels at one point), so you never know.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:13 PM   #10 
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My opinion on the matter is:

If in doubt, don't.
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