I have a planted 55gal with 6 Glowlight Tetras, 1 red female Fancy Guppy, 2 Riot Platys, 4 Hybrid Platys, 1 Tuxedo Platy, 1 Gold Algae Eater, 1 Common Pleco and 1 Common Bacu Catfish (about 7" long). Plants: Amazon Swords, Water Sprites and Red Wendtii.
I recently lost a few of my favorite Platys to old age. My aquarium is looking a bit empty without them, and I would love to add some new colorful species!
Among a few other species, I have been considering a female Betta.
But before I go out and get one, I have a few questions:
Are the fish in my tank compatible with Bettas?
Do Betta fish need still water?
-(I have an Eheim Canister Filter that creates current in the tank)
Are only female Bettas compatible with other fish?
Can I have more than one female Betta in my tank?
Is there anything i should know about Bettas before getting one?
-I also have a planted 10gal which is currently my Quarantine/Nursery tank. Would this be a more appropriate environment for a Betta?
Thanks for your help in advance! I am also considering Dwarf Gourami's, Skirted Tetras, and Rainbowfish.