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Old 07-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #1 
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Male betta plus...

Last night, I got a beautiful Halfmoon (Well, thats what petsmart claimed. I, on the other hand, am not thoroughly convinced and think he might be a delta) male betta. He has a ten gallon filtered, heated tank with some rocks, caves, ornaments, fake plants, and three real plants.


^^I've been calling this guy Jazz. Thats the turtle cave he claimed as his sleeping spot.

I would LOVE to add some more fish with him, ideally, I would love some female betta's, but I am not sure if that would be possible. So, what are some suggestions on species to get an exciting and beautiful tank?

Ugh...the dog is using my laptop keyboard as a pillow...crazy dog
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #2 
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I don't recommend female bettas at all with males. They'll get harassed, nipped, and even possibly killed. You might even end up with an unwanted spawn.
Depending on the tank size (what is it btw?) you could get cories or ghost shrimp.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:33 PM   #3 
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It is a ten gallon tank, rectangular shape...it's actually the one that petsmart sells as a "goldfish tank" (please) with a different filter and a heater added
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haha goldfish tank...*rolls eyes* ><
You could add 3-4 cories or some mollies (careful, they spawn like crazy). If you don't want anything too high maintenance you could always get some ghost shrimp or snails. :)
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:44 PM   #5 
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Oh, Mollies sound fun! Some of the babies might survive, but hey, thats chill XP I actually have a net cage for any babies I notice...my old dalmation Molly spawned once. Does it matter what kind?
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:46 PM   #6 
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nope! All mollies are the same :) You could get Danios or tetras as well. Tetras seem to be more popular here.

edit:: Rasorbas and Barbs would also be fine. Anything with the same water parameters as the betta and not too colorful.
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Oh, I've heard bad things about Barbs and Danios, so not those
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Hmm, yeah it's up to you really on what you wanna get :)
I personally like cories- they're hardy and loooovvee to swim in groups!
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #9 
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So, uhm, any other opinions?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #10 
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Anything that's tropical and not flashy or aggressive.... there's not really a whole lot you can put with a betta. You could split the tank and get another male if you wanted.
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