Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #1 
ANHEL123
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia
what kind of fish can live with betta?

Hello everyone ,

What kind of fish make a good tank mate for male betta in 20 gall tank?

Thank you .
ANHEL123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #2 
ANHEL123
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia
I was searching and found answer to my question. May be someone also will need this information.

http://nippyfish.net/bettas-101/tankmates-for-bettas/
ANHEL123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #3 
kfish
Member
 
kfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida
Thank you for the link! I had never heard of Otos before! I wonder if they're cheaper than Corys. I'm looking for something to put in my 10 gallon tank with my betta, because he's tailbiting and I'm hoping that will make him less bored. If not, I think he might be one of those bettas that prefers a smaller tank... so into the 5 gallon and on my desk he'll go! That way he can stare at me all the time ;)

I'm going to do either rasboras, corys, zebra danios, or now otos. The only concern I have with the rasboras/zebra danios is I don't want Sky eating their food... I think he might be better off with fish that I can feed with sinking pellets, because he's not very observant and doesn't explore much so he wouldn't notice. XD
kfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #4 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
I would advise against danios. Some people have good luck with them, others find that they harass bettas or stress them out with the speed of their swimming. They also prefer cooler water (they can live in betta temperatures, but do better in lower temps).

Be careful with otos. They are very hard to breed in captivity, which means most specimins in petshops are wild-caught using cyanide. This makes them extremely fragile and many die in the first month. They need pristine water and huge amounts of algae, since it can be very hard to get them to adjust to eating aquarium food. Once fully aclimatised (about a month after buying them) they can be pretty hardy, but expect at least half of the otos you buy to die in that one month period.

Harlequin rasboras are good. :) Also check out Endlers Livebearers, kuhli loaches, cory cats, bristlenose pleco (you could have one in a 20 gallon), platies, ember tetras, neon tetras, cardinal tetras and shrimp.
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #5 
kfish
Member
 
kfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bombalurina View Post
Be careful with otos. They are very hard to breed in captivity, which means most specimins in petshops are wild-caught using cyanide. This makes them extremely fragile and many die in the first month. They need pristine water and huge amounts of algae, since it can be very hard to get them to adjust to eating aquarium food. Once fully aclimatised (about a month after buying them) they can be pretty hardy, but expect at least half of the otos you buy to die in that one month period
I saw that when I looked them up after! They also seem sort of hard to find.

If I got any, they'd be in a well-established NPT which ALWAYS has 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate and a lot of algae ;) I did see somewhere that they need 30 gallons, though. Not sure if that's true? Couldn't find much else about it, but I didn't look THAT hard, since I most likely won't get any ever.

I think I'm going to get corys. They're so cute. :3 And they'd stay out of Sky's way, although he is the least aggressive betta ever. Albino corys are $3.49 at Petsmart right now. :) Now to decide if I want 4 or 5. :P
kfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 07:01 PM   #6 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
If you can, get 6. :) The more the merrier. If they are albino c. anaeus, you could also mix them with bronze and emerald cories, since they are all the same species and will school together.

I don't think otos need 30. Many people keep them in 20 gallons just fine. :)
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #7 
fishy friend2
Member
 
fishy friend2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Emerald cories aren't even technically cories. They are called brochis splendens, so they won't school with albino and bronze cories
fishy friend2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #8 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
Really? This aeneus looks pretty green to me. http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...&image_id=8806 But then, I've no personal experience with the emeralds, just the bronze and albino.
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #9 
fishy friend2
Member
 
fishy friend2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Yes they aren't even a coryordra they are commonly called emerald cories though, but get larger than most cories getting to 3 inches long
Her is a good link to a website with info about them
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=114
fishy friend2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #10 
kfish
Member
 
kfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Florida
!!!! Bronze corys are SO PRETTY.
kfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What kind of betta fish do I have? sunnshinee Betta Pictures 10 01-15-2012 01:30 PM
What is this kind of betta fish? Bresn Betta Fish Care 24 09-24-2011 06:17 PM
Another Betta or Another Kind Of Fish? danifacetastic Betta Fish Care 1 11-12-2010 09:28 PM
what kind of fish can i put with a betta xLizziex23 Betta Fish Compatibility 4 05-25-2008 03:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.