hi, I'm new to the forum and came on here in hopes that I can recieve some advice on what to do with my betta.
I purchased a betta today to put in my tank, with tankmates that include 3 platies, 2 mollies, 1 swordtail, 3 oto cats, and 1 young angelfish. I also have quite a few plants and hiding places. anyways, when I put the betta in the tank, he was not happy.my fish are very curious and wanted to go see him, just like they did when I added the otos, but the betta flared and charged at them. soon, the fish stopped going to him, and the betta began chasing around the platies and otos, while flaring, on his own accord. surprisingly, the only fish he hasn't bothered is the angel, which was the only fish I was worried about. so since I'm a chicken, and couldn't allow any harm to come to my fish, even though the betta is 10x slower than all of them, I took him out and put him back in his cup. :(
so, what should I do now? I was thinking of buying a breeder net and putting him in that for a few days. might that work? and if nothing helps, I could probably buy a 10gal from petco, but wouldn't have enough money to buy a filter and heater, so that is last resort. unless that's acceptable?
anyways, hopefully this problem can be solved. thank you. :)