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Old 09-14-2011, 07:07 PM   #1 
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I am new to the website and I love Betta and wanted to get one and I have a 10 gallon tank. But i wanted more than one fish so I went to my local pet store and they told me to get the fish i wanted and wait a week then get a Betta. So i got 2 Red Wing Platies and Two Snails. Its been almost a week and a half i have not go my betta yet. is it to late to get my betta? Or will the fish that i got not work out?
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #2 
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Why will they tell you to wait??
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #3 
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They said to put the Platies in then in a week get my beeta because if the Platies have territory to claim the beeta wont fight them.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:16 PM   #4 
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Wow, the pet store people are educated over there:D Most of them are ignorant -___- but they are right! It is best to introduce the tank mates first, so the betta is entering their territory. However-- make sure you betta will get along with the fish, some wont. Make sure you have a back up plan if all fails!
The platies are fine, and its never too late to get the betta, since platies are peaceful fish! Beware, they may nip though. Also, watch out for your snails-- there have been cases of eaten atennaes because the betta!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:36 PM   #5 
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Now I get it!
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #6 
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Unless you pre-cycled your tank, it would be better to wait longer--let it go though the cycle of creating good bacteria for the current bio-load, then get the betta. Also better to keep the betta separate for two or three weeks to make sure he's healthy if you can deal with that.

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