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Old 12-17-2011, 01:26 PM   #1 
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Beta & Neon Tetras is it ok?

i have a 10g tank with heater and filtered right now my beta is in it by it self my question is can i put in neon tetras to make it a community tank what do you guys think? Is it a good idea?
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #2 
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I have kept neons with bettas without any problems. How about 3 or 4 dwarf corys?
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #3 
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I have neon tetras in my 30 gallon along with my female bettas. In my experience, as long as you have more than 4 or 5 tetras, they will leave the bettas alone. If you have too few, they feel uncomfortable and can become nippy.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:51 PM   #4 
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what do u guys think is a appropriate number of tetras in a 10g tank
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #5 
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i have read that its not ok to put them together
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #6 
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I think that you can get about 5-7 because they don't have that much of a bioload or so I have heard.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #7 
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i have heard that bettas will eat them lol
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #8 
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They are too fast to get caught, that is why you always get streamline fish is so if they do get chased they will just tire out the betta.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:50 PM   #9 
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so you guys think its ok to put neon tetras in with the betta
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:02 PM   #10 
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The tetras see the betta fin as a chinese buffet, they will nip no matter how many are in.

I've had some luck with simple colored female guppies and pristella tetra. Stellas have very tiny mouths and they loathe tipping over to take bites, you can get them in regular and gold. They get to be about 2 inch max and easily live 2 years under betta conditions.

What I've done since Goat got half-eaten (all but a bit of his fins) by the neons is simply put a tank beside the tank for Fluffy so he can watch the pretties. It wouldn't be a stretch to give the betta four gallons of the ten with a clear divider and put a mix of neon, cardinal, glow light and black neons in the 6 section. Remember to keep six caracidae (neon like) minimum, they will shoal and be happy.
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