Help!!! Can Neon Tetras eat a whole Betta??? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Help!!! Can Neon Tetras eat a whole Betta???

Okay, I am at a complete loss here and need help. I have a 5 gallon tank with 1 Betta and 5 neon tetra. Or at least it used to have a Betta...

Since establishing the tank I have never once witnessed my Betta be aggressive towards the tetra. The tetra have nipped at each other at times, but for the most part I have not witnessed any type of aggressive behavior that made me concerned.

This morning my family woke up and the Betta has vanished without a trace! We’ve looked everywhere on the floor thinking he could have jumped out (even though the tank has a lid...). There is no trace of my Betta in or around the tank.

Could five tetra consume a whole Betta overnight????? I have no clue what to think here.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 09:38 AM
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Iím sorry!

Do you have a cat?

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Nope. No other animals in the house, but we have kids... At this point I’m convinced someone saw something, but isn’t talking.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:33 AM
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Oh. Um... no suggestion I am afraid. Except to trust your naturally deeply sceptical and suspicious parental instincts... 😞
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70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 12:48 PM
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Have to go along with Bluesamphire. and your instincts. Some one knows something. To answer the original question, NO 5 NEON'S COULD NOT EAT A BETTA OVER NIGHT OR AT ANY TIME.
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Did you remove and look behind the filter and any decor?
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Occam's razor.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 03:29 PM
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Oh no!

Did you find out what happened?
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