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Old 11-06-2007, 09:55 PM   #1 
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Can betta fish live with angel fish in a big tank? :?

im so confused about wether or not my betta can live with angel fish in a 5g tank. he's been in a very small tank for 5 months and i had a feeling that he'll like it better in a bigger tank.
do you think i did the right thing for my betta?
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A 5g tank is great for a beatta however is it far too small even for a baby angelfish, so I wouldn't advise getting an angelfish for it.

Bettas will live happily by themselves, and if you plant the tank, it could be a ncie little aquarium. :)
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:25 PM   #3 
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Best to click "post reply" in the same topic, rather than creating a new one. Things can get a bit confusing otherwise. I'll reply to your comments in the original thread to keep things simpler. :)
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:25 PM   #4 
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thnx

i actually got the angel fish 2day and they seem 2 b getting along.
i was kinda scared to let him in a larger tank because he always stays at the top of the tank. i'm not sure if its 5g though it might be more. :? please help me decide on wat to do for my betta.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:26 PM   #5 
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Back to this thread, LOL! :)

I'm not saying they won't get along, though if you do plan to keep them together it should be done with caution as there could be a fair bit of fin nipping going on in time.

Regarding the tank size, if you have the dimensions I'll be able to work it out for you? Length, height and breadth please.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:36 PM   #6 
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hey again

ok so i measured the tank it is 36cm by 36cm
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:42 PM   #7 
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Doesn;t sound very big so far. Do you have the height as well? Or is it a square tank? Need height, wifth and length to calculate the volume.

At the bottom of the thread there is a "post reply" button. Use that rather than creating new topics to save confusion.
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its a square tank thnx though
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #9 
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In that case it's a 12g tank, which is still too small for an angel. I'd reccomend you return it to the lfs unfortunately.

Your betta would be happy in a 12g however, you could add a group of six cories, or 4 khulies for bottom dwellers which your betta shuldn't have a problem with. Bettas can be very unpredicatble with mid and top dwelling fish but you could try any small non-fin nipping fish as long as you are prepared to return them to the lfs if things don't work out. As a general rule when mixing fish with bettas, avoid anything that nips fins and anything with long fancy coloured fins.

Let us know how you get on.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:12 PM   #10 
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thank you so much!!! so if i return my betta2 his old tank will he still feel good or should i get him a different tank thats bigger and more roomy
Hi Mal.

Your betta will appreciate a roomy tank. A 12g will certainly be fine for the betta.
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