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09-25-2003, 05:19 AM
one of my betta(KRUZKHEV) I have been keeping in a breederbox outside that breeder box is 7 healthy guppies. some amount of ghoust shrimp and a dwarf frog the betta the fine with ghost shrimp before when I kept him a small 1gal tank. while in the breederbox he has shown no aggresiveness. Do you think I can let him out of the box
09-25-2003, 11:09 AM
try it, and see how it goes. sometimes bettas go after male fancy guppies because of similar finnage, but not always. good luck.
09-25-2003, 11:42 AM
I had guppies and a betta among others when I was a kid and had no trouble at all until they bred. The trouble was they CONSTANTLY bred - the fry always ended up as food for my mom's bigger fish because I found myself with too many guppies (so did all of my grammar school friends). Guppies swim much faster and can avoid the betta. A betta will usually warn other fish before striking and their territory tends to be wherever they happen to be at the moment. I agree with SGypsyMermaid, try it and see, you'll know before anything critical happens if you keep an eye on them. Good luck!
09-25-2003, 01:44 PM
yah I tried it they did fine and acted with such tolerance and understanding(wish the world was like my tank, peaple would get along even though they were so different). and with guppies fry I save a few and the rest I put in the breeder tank for my betta or just leave them in for the parents
Do you think fry guppies are a safe meal for bettas
09-25-2003, 03:53 PM
I convinced my folks to buy a betta once when I was in grade school. He was supposed to live in our 10g community tank. He was a royal b******! He ate everything we put in there with him. It didn't matter if it was tetras, guppies, what have you. They were toast. And the betta was even added after the others.
We put him in time out for a few days, but he still ripped a guppy's eye out immediately upon release. After that, we took him back to the petstore.
On the other hand, soem friends of my folks tried to keep a betta as one of their community fish and kept losing them because the bettas were completely intimidated and persecuted by the same types of inhabitants as our had eaten.
Goes to show you never can tell. :rolleyes:
09-25-2003, 05:50 PM
angela, yours was probably crossed with a barracuda!:razz:
09-27-2003, 10:06 PM
or a convict
12-15-2003, 05:52 AM
I'm about to get a betta and some cichlids. Will they kill each other? Or will it probably be okay?
12-15-2003, 08:10 AM
I would say that in most cases it would not be okay because the betta will be lunch for all but the smallest/leas aggressive cichlids.
12-15-2003, 06:50 PM
Soviet1: one of the many former bettas I had ate a whole school (9) of small neons one night. They had been in a 10g together for months, then all of a sudden...no neons. I guess he just had to be in the right mood.
Sugarducky: a betta in a cichlid tank is just a small meal!
12-16-2003, 11:23 AM
Do you think it would work to keep any of the SA dwarfs with a betta? IME, bettas inhabit the top of the tank more while teh apistos will stay on the bottom and spend time darting between clumps of cover. If the betta doesn't broach the male apistos world, there shouldn't be a problem. They'd even be a good size match. I'd go with the more timid apistos like the cockatoo variety or maybe checkerboards. I think borelli would be OK too.
12-16-2003, 09:58 PM
I got my fish today. The guy at the pet store said what you guys did. So I got a beautiful dark blue betta with a red fin, a black molly, a 1.5" plecostamous, some tiny neons (half of which are already missing, but I think they may have just died from being moved), 2 sunfire plecos, and and a kloah loach. The remaining 3 neons are schooling, I think and the loach is sitting inside this pvc pipe connector I got from the hardware store.
Do you think I can feed a betta regular fish flakes for a little while? I'm going to get it special betta food soon, but I spent a lot of money today and the pet store just had big packs of betta food.
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