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Hey,

So, I have tried mixing betta and cory a couple times now.
A while back I had 5 pygmy cory with my red male VT. He killed them one by one, although they were faster than him he was relentless and managed to eventually catch them off guard. This was in a 10g.

I now have 2 albino cory and 2 peppered cory. They are inseparable and they school together. My red VT hated them too, so I moved him to his own 5g.

I tried my more docile male betta, my purple VT with them.
All was good for a couple weeks until I noticed chunks missing from their fins.
I then caught him flaring and chasing them. Again, my male betta was moved to his own 5g (he prefers being on his own, he perked up massively in his own tank)

I now have my female DT plakat (that's what I think she is) with the cory and everything seems fine! Shes now been with them for over 3 weeks and there hasn't been any signs of aggression! She sometimes steals their food but on the plus side she doesn't try to eat them! Lol

When introducing my betta and cory I always added the cory first so the betta wouldn't already claim territory but that didn't seem to work, my male betta want the whole tank!
I did a lot of research before putting them together, although a lot of stuff u find online is very conflicting about 75% of the stuff i found said they'd be good tank mates as betta will stay near the top and cory will stay near the bottom. In my experience this wasn't the case, my cory got all up in my bettas face!

I think I will only keep female betta in community tanks from now on(only one tho, had a bad exp with a sorority) my boys like their own space!

Would be interested to hear if anyone has had any luck keeping male betta and cory together!
I think it's really down to the betta, I must just have an eye for the aggressive ones lol

Here is my girl with one of the albinos - Freshwater aquarium Aquarium decor Aquarium Aquatic plant Aquarium lighting
 

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Ah cool, I'm glad people have had more luck than I have!
My purple VT is particularly agressive, he seemed so docile when I got him. he flares at anything near his tank Now, be it a lighter, remote control, his food, anything really!
He's definitely not the right betta for a community tank! When I got him he was kept with angel fish in my LFS, they were chasing him and biting his tail. That's why I got him, wanted to save him! I think that's possibly why he hates all other fish!

My girl betta gets on well with the cory, she practically steals their food out of their mouths but she shows no aggression towards them!
 
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