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What can live with a beta?I just bought a ten gallon aquarium and wanted to fill it with a few fish. I already have a beta but I wanted to have a few more fish as well. Is there anything that can live with a beta fish?
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|I am an aquarium owner- 10 gallon. I have a mystery snail (funny little guy!) living with 7 female bettas. Not only does Ishsnail (as I call it) love them, they love playing soccer with his shell! They are so cute together.|
|you can add african frogs with betas as well|
I doubt the snail sees it as soccer!
|I have a male crowntail betta fish in a medium sized tank. When I bought my betta, I also bought a male mickey mouse platy. They were introduced to the same tank at the same time. At first they went their seperate ways, but now they swim together and get along. |
If you would like to add a fish to your betta, I would suggest a platy. As a bonus, bc of their color, they are a cute little color compliment to your betta.
|Fish that i have put in with my short fin fighter, |
is sword tail male and female, black widow tetra's 3, my fighter seems happy and gets along with them all, but it all deppends on the size of the tank if there is lots of room for everyone, everyone is happy :)
|"i heard these fish can"|
african dwarfs but u would have to feed it live food such as black worms 3 times a wk and algea eaters or guppies and corydous catfish , loaches , daphnia platies or (moons)and Betta is spelled Betta john not betas lol what should i feed my male betta it wont eat the topfin color enchancing pellets that we got from the pet store so today i looked up alot of information about food and i i am going today to look at and get some stuff and maybe one of the fish i named and I'll let you know how it works out see how gills(my male betta fish)takes it and when do they change colors mine is blue's and greeniah with two red small stripes on his fins
|"It kind of depends on your betta, but these are good choices."|
I know these things can usually live with bettas. But it depends on the betta/other animals. Usually though, any non-carnivorus large tropical fish will do the trick. If you plan on housing your betta with non tropical fish, don't buy a heater. They WILL kill your other fish.
- Large Dull coloured tetras (Bettas will kill any smaller bright fish)
- Bristlenose Plecostomus (Other plecos grow too large and destroy your
tank and potentially bully your betta)
- African Dwarf Frogs (NOT CLAWED. CLAWS ARE BAD)
- Snails (Large ones preferably)
- Chubs (Not sold anywhere I know of, but are a very good choice if you don't have a tank heater. You just need to catch them first.)
- Any freshwater, non-carnivorus, dull coloured, fish. (Tropical might help though. Since heaters kill non tropical fish and tropical fish are generally larger than the non tropicals. You can opt not to have a tank heater though.)
If you want to attempt to house a betta with a turtle, you have to take some nessesary precautions first. You have to make sure that the turtle is not a snapper sliders and painted turtles only. The turtle must have a very gentle temper. It's temper won't be affected by wether you catch it or buy it. Third, you must have a very large tank with lots of hiding spots for your betta. Make sure the hiding spots are completely turtleproof. (Just mentioning the turtle info because people have unsuccessfully housed bettas and turtles)
|"What can live with a beta?"|
Betta killed my gold so dnt put any fish with beeta
|"My betta fish"|
I have a male betta fish but he is very lonely. I want to get another fish but I'm afraid they might kill each other. Do you know any fish that I can add without them killing each other?
u might be able to put a small school of neon, jumbo, or cardinal tetras and a couple cory cats.Oh and remeber even if its a male betta you shouldn't put put females in unless you know when its breeding season.
Hope I helped. =^)
What is the smallest tank for a albino bristlenose Pleco and a betta to coexist in the same tank. The reason i mention albino is because the albino variety tends to look bright and almost colourful compared to the regular bristlenose.
|"What can live with a beta?; Fish "|
I seen a few vidoeos on the internet of Bettas with Blue Gouramis, i have gouramis of my own and they are semi-aggressive so im not sure this is a good idea, but it seemed like it worked out.
|"My lonley coworker"|
i have a male Beta with me at work . lenny is so popular at work and everyone loves his silent attitude. everyone is requesting me to add another thing with lenny , a fish or snail. but i dont know ? the tank is not so big , maybe around 3-5 g , but as i heard Betas can be aggressive and lead to fights, so i want to make sure my Beta is safe before anything . can you please help me in this ? thanx
|"Bettas can live with others"|
Contrary to popular belief, Beta fish can live with other fish. I have a twenty-nine gallon tank with a male betta and six platies. They get along great and are happy and healthy!
There are some fish that can't be in with Bettas. My recommendation is to not put frogs in with bettas because they nip at long fins. A few other fish such as Mollies and Tiger Barbs also nip at long fins.
the way i see it if u just put it with big gental fish nobody gets hurt cuz i have 2 goldfish that are 2 times the bettas size in a tank with fish that are 4 times smaller then them so i know there nice and the betta wouldnt have the go nads to mess with them cuz they could tear that betta upp! and they wont do anything so i think u could prolly do that
have u ever seen the movie tghe green mile? its like that the BIG black dude was nice but if u pissed him of he could do work and when thatg guys stepped on his mouse he got pissed so in my analogie i guess what im sayin is as long as the betta doesnt step on the goldfishes mouse every one will be ok :)
I have two female bettas, snails, and two red fin tetra living with each other in a 10 gallon tank. The smaller betta seems to be in charge and is actually stopping the other from eating the tetra so the tank is going well so far. I'm just making sure they have plenty of food and at the same time each day so they don't begin eating the others. Pet stores I've been to says to just make sure the fish you add in with the betta are fast so they can get away if need be.
|"Guppies with betta"|
If you have no more the n 4 female betta, you can put them together, BEWARE! You needs lots of hiding places in the tank while the estblish a ruler. I also heard that a guy put a male and female together, and the male hasn't , killed her yet, don't belive him! I learned the hardway!
|"President Of The United States"|
It's a myth that betas can't live with anything else... If they don't have long fins, and if they're fast enough to steer clear of the beta, they're fine. If the fish have small fins, you still need to worry about them eating the beta. My red Beta (name is Gill), was in a 10 gallon tank with 4 zebras, 4 short-finned gold fish, and 3 little orange African cichlids. They all got along fine for about a month, then the cichlads started eating the beta. I never saw it be aggressive toward anything with small fins though.
i got a new betta fish to days ago. he is a pink/white betta his name is owen
|"Wondering about this"|
Hi My betta Meridian lives alone in a 10 gallon. He's super beautiful and likes to swim through tight spots so I need more bamboo plants. Is it ok to add a big fake wood-rock looking thing that sells at petco? i worry about chemicals in the tank I'm thinking of adding a bristlenose pleco to his tank too. Thank you
I have a 55 gal tank, and I have a male betta in it with 5 tiger barbs, 4 giant danios and a long finned something or other. I think its some type of tetra. I also have 2 algae eaters and a rubber lipped pleco. I have not had any issues yet, and I think it is due to the size of my tank. Even my semi agressive fish are very docile in it.
So my advice is, dont put a betta in a tank that is too small for it to live happily with companions. It IS a territorial fish, and needs plenty of room. I used to have a 29 gal tank and I had a betta in there with other fish as well and never had a problem. I would not, however, put one in a ten gallon tank with some buddies. That is just too small for harmonious living unless your tank buddy is a pleco.
|"what can live with betta"|
mainly any fish can live with male bettas but be warned do not put other fish in the same tank as a male betta if they have flashy tails you can even put in another male betta if you have loads of space for territory
ive got tetras in my tank with mine so stick with freshwater tropical fish like tetras mollies and platies
|"Mystery Snail Advocate ;)"|
I have a male crowntail, and I added in a golden mystery snail; the snail should only grow to about 2 inches, and my betta ignores him.. After a few days of knocking him off the walls- mean fish. ;)
They're actually wonderful together, they get along just fine. Sometimes I see my betta resting against my snail (even though the snail might not appreciate it; haha!)
They're fairly easy to feed; a slice of a peeled cucumber disappears within a day or two. Also, they'll clean up any food particles that your betta might have missed.
They don't reproduce on their own, and they are seperate sexes (though sexing is a bit difficult). So if you get just one, you're safe. ;) Females may lay unfertilized eggs, but I believe I have a boy so I haven't had experience with that.
They do produce a bit of waste, but I haven't had a problem with any ammonia spikes.
Anyway, they're wonderful creatures to watch, and I've become quite attached to him!
Good luck on your search for a betta mate!
I've got a betta. And its n ne gallon fish bowl, i had the berra a mounth and i put 2 guppies and afican drawffrog with the betta and there just fine with each other
|""What can live with a beta?""|
So I guess pretty much anything slow, dull- colored, and medium sized can live in a tank that has 10 gallons or more with a beta. I am setting up my fishtank, and I am about to get more fish. Someone please reply if you know of any other fish. I have a male crowntail beta that swims a lot.
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