A Fishkeeping forum. FishKeepingBanter.com

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » FishKeepingBanter.com forum » rec.aquaria.freshwater » General
Site Map Home Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 19th 07, 08:11 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Steven Schneider
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 23
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Hi,

I'm just wondering about the wisdom of something I'm planning on
doing. Now recently I acquired a Betta from my sister and her
family who had in turn acquired it from a friend of theirs.
Apparently, my sister's family was finding it to be more
maintenance than they wished to deal with.

About a year, or more, prior to this, we had lost our own Betta that
we had had for over a year. Unfortunately, it died from stress
related causes, but that's another story.

Anyhow, I have a 20 Gal aquarium that is populated by three albino
Cory Cats, and five White Mountain Cloud Minnows. What I'm planning
to do, at some point in the not to distant future, is transfer the
Betta to the aquarium. Now, I know that a lot has to do with the
temperaments of the individual fish, but in general is this not a
very wise idea?

I understand that the aquarium is probably near capacity as it is,
and that with the addition of the Betta I'll have to do more
frequent water changes. Bearing that in mind I'm currently more
worried about compatibility. From what I understand, Betta's are
_generally_ docile with other species of fish, and that Corys and
White Mountain Clouds are quite docile themselves.

Any insight/thoughts on this matter would be appreciated. Many
thanks to all group members who have helped in the past who might
still be current.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (OpenBSD)

iD8DBQFGeCpI1UmAokozDQYRAhARAKCmrB0o6c1WooSmpvSsdn gYA8VT0gCfdlWu
Cokos29Z0/7BTETSy98GUP8=
=T1Z/
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

--
W. Steven Schneider
Key ID: Key Fingerprint: GnuPG
0x4A330D06 4AB5 8738 DC7B AAE8 3795 http://www.gnupg.org
6285 D549 80A2 4A33 0D06
  #2  
Old June 19th 07, 08:56 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
A. Paul. Ing
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 107
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.



**** it, just flush that Betta, they are too cheapo to be concerned
with anyhow........or put it in a mason jar and stick it on the window
sill where it can get full afternoon sun.......it does a betta good,
getting allthat Vitimin C and D by way of natural sunlight. Use
chlorinated watera s they are labryinth fish so ghey can be dumped in
chlorinated water, and that water keeps crap like ICH etc down, and
yur betta will be much healthier too. Just toss in a big old earthworm
for food. It will eventually drown and starata rotting, and this gives
the betta bite sized pieces of food for a long long time, and all you
have to do is top it off with dishwater or tap water once or so a
week......Bettas are pretty darn maintenance free fish, evidently your
sister is a lazy ass


On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:11:04 GMT, Steven Schneider
wrote:

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Hi,

I'm just wondering about the wisdom of something I'm planning on
doing. Now recently I acquired a Betta from my sister and her
family who had in turn acquired it from a friend of theirs.
Apparently, my sister's family was finding it to be more
maintenance than they wished to deal with.

About a year, or more, prior to this, we had lost our own Betta that
we had had for over a year. Unfortunately, it died from stress
related causes, but that's another story.

Anyhow, I have a 20 Gal aquarium that is populated by three albino
Cory Cats, and five White Mountain Cloud Minnows. What I'm planning
to do, at some point in the not to distant future, is transfer the
Betta to the aquarium. Now, I know that a lot has to do with the
temperaments of the individual fish, but in general is this not a
very wise idea?

I understand that the aquarium is probably near capacity as it is,
and that with the addition of the Betta I'll have to do more
frequent water changes. Bearing that in mind I'm currently more
worried about compatibility. From what I understand, Betta's are
_generally_ docile with other species of fish, and that Corys and
White Mountain Clouds are quite docile themselves.

Any insight/thoughts on this matter would be appreciated. Many
thanks to all group members who have helped in the past who might
still be current.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (OpenBSD)

iD8DBQFGeCpI1UmAokozDQYRAhARAKCmrB0o6c1WooSmpv SsdngYA8VT0gCfdlWu
Cokos29Z0/7BTETSy98GUP8=
=T1Z/
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

  #3  
Old June 19th 07, 11:00 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Tynk
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 466
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

On Jun 19, 2:11?pm, Steven Schneider
wrote:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Hi,

I'm just wondering about the wisdom of something I'm planning on
doing. Now recently I acquired a Betta from my sister and her
family who had in turn acquired it from a friend of theirs.
Apparently, my sister's family was finding it to be more
maintenance than they wished to deal with.

About a year, or more, prior to this, we had lost our own Betta that
we had had for over a year. Unfortunately, it died from stress
related causes, but that's another story.

Anyhow, I have a 20 Gal aquarium that is populated by three albino
Cory Cats, and five White Mountain Cloud Minnows. What I'm planning
to do, at some point in the not to distant future, is transfer the
Betta to the aquarium. Now, I know that a lot has to do with the
temperaments of the individual fish, but in general is this not a
very wise idea?

I understand that the aquarium is probably near capacity as it is,
and that with the addition of the Betta I'll have to do more
frequent water changes. Bearing that in mind I'm currently more
worried about compatibility. From what I understand, Betta's are
_generally_ docile with other species of fish, and that Corys and
White Mountain Clouds are quite docile themselves.

Any insight/thoughts on this matter would be appreciated. Many
thanks to all group members who have helped in the past who might
still be current.

Hi Steven.
Pay no attention to *A. Pail. Ing*...he's a moron and you can
obviously see why to ignore him.
As for your Betta, it will depend on his individual personality.
Each is different. Some are perfectly fine with tank mates and some
aren't.
I would go ahead and try it out. but do watch for the White clouds to
be nippy. If they are, remove the Betta.
I'm curious as to what temp this tank is. You have warm water and cool
water fish together, so you should have it at a happy medium for
both. *76f is the lowest I'd ever keep a Betta at, and I wouldn't
recommend keeping one under it.
Bettas actually prefer it on the warmer side. 78-80*f is optimal for
the Betta, but you do have the clouds to think of.
When first adding the male he may huff and puff and little and then
become bored with his new tank mates.
Some take a few days to used to the idea of sharing a tank, while
others have to work on learning to swim with those long fins!
Just remember to have a back up plan ready in case it doesn't work
out.

  #4  
Old June 19th 07, 11:01 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Tynk
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 466
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

On Jun 19, 2:11?pm, Steven Schneider
wrote:

Oh, I forgot to let you know.......

There was a new group formed that doesn't have any of the nonsense
that this one does.
You'll have to join, but all the regs are there! = )
Here's the link.


http://groups.google.com/group/The-F...m?lnk=li&hl=en

  #5  
Old June 20th 07, 02:59 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Steven Schneider
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 23
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

* Tynk [2007-06-19]:
Hi Steven.


Hi. :-)

Pay no attention to *A. Pail. Ing*...he's a moron and you can
obviously see why to ignore him.


Yeah, I've been lurking the past couple of days and have taken the
trouble to killfile him. Unfortunately, I seem to have a score in
my killfile to kill posts from all AOLers too. If I hadn't thought
to tell my newsreader to specifically look for children to this
post, I'd have never seen your post, or .

I'll have to make a slight modification to my AOL score. :-)

I would go ahead and try it out. but do watch for the White clouds to
be nippy. If they are, remove the Betta.


K, I'll keep an eye on the little nippers.

I'm curious as to what temp this tank is. You have warm water and cool
water fish together, so you should have it at a happy medium for
both. *76f is the lowest I'd ever keep a Betta at, and I wouldn't
recommend keeping one under it.


It's ~22 C (~72 F) on cool/cold days. This being summer, in a south
facing apartment, even in Canada it's often 27 C (80 F) or better.
I keep the water level lower so the output from the filter can
splash onto the surface, and we have fan that runs when the room is
in use.

Just remember to have a back up plan ready in case it doesn't work
out.

Thanks, for the advice. I have a couple of little Betta bowls that
I could use for a standby, for now. Currently, the Betta is
occupying one of the bowls as part of his quarantine. :-)

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (OpenBSD)

iD8DBQFGeIoR1UmAokozDQYRAgJ8AKCV73Y8kC6Fk8M3rn3d7D OyF1pXcgCfVYnN
y+HPT1Xx8Jj5ZKF9UqZJCTY=
=/aPX
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

--
W. Steven Schneider
  #6  
Old June 20th 07, 03:11 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Steven Schneider
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 23
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

* Tynk [2007-06-19]:
There was a new group formed that doesn't have any of the nonsense
that this one does.
You'll have to join, but all the regs are there! = )
Here's the link.


http://groups.google.com/group/The-F...m?lnk=li&hl=en

Thanks, I had forgotten that this forum existed. I was surprised
to learn that I was already a member. Obviously, I joined up near
the beginning, and then forgot about it. :-)

I'll have to make a point of visiting it more often. Maybe I'll
even post something. :-)

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (OpenBSD)

iD8DBQFGeIzf1UmAokozDQYRAorGAJ4nrKdugkwf44DjduQU9o iTgaKIEwCgyj7+
vQgkF21i+f79zKwNXrPYiOM=
=sUgh
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

--
W. Steven Schneider
Key ID: Key Fingerprint: GnuPG
0x4A330D06 4AB5 8738 DC7B AAE8 3795 http://www.gnupg.org
6285 D549 80A2 4A33 0D06
  #7  
Old June 20th 07, 03:22 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Steven Schneider
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 23
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

* Steven Schneider [2007-06-20]:

Hurray, following up my own post. How lame. :-(

* Tynk [2007-06-20]

Pay no attention to *A. Pail. Ing*...he's a moron and you can
obviously see why to ignore him.


Yeah, I've been lurking the past couple of days and have taken the
trouble to killfile him. Unfortunately, I seem to have a score in
my killfile to kill posts from all AOLers too. If I hadn't thought
to tell my newsreader to specifically look for children to this
post, I'd have never seen your post, or .

I'll have to make a slight modification to my AOL score. :-)

Upon closer inspection, you're a google grouper. I checked my
scorefile and sure enough I killfile all googlegroupers, though not
replies to them, by default.

See http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html for details.

Fixed for Tynk now. :-)

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (OpenBSD)

iD8DBQFGeI9Z1UmAokozDQYRAhawAKDbNaCPqdPRGR41IW+tLF cDglQroQCghgX8
MjbAMRdPuQCjqnY1XTruYsw=
=CXiZ
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

--
W. Steven Schneider
Key ID: Key Fingerprint: GnuPG
0x4A330D06 4AB5 8738 DC7B AAE8 3795 http://www.gnupg.org
6285 D549 80A2 4A33 0D06
  #8  
Old June 20th 07, 06:30 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Tynk
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 466
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

On Jun 19, 8:59?pm, Steven Schneider
wrote:

It's ~22 C (~72 F) on cool/cold days. This being summer, in a south
facing apartment, even in Canada it's often 27 C (80 F) or better.
I keep the water level lower so the output from the filter can
splash onto the surface, and we have fan that runs when the room is
in use.



72*f is a bit too cold for Bettas and Cories.
If you're water temp usually hangs around 80*f, that's fine.
However, if it's fluxuating back and forth, depending on the weather,
you may want to get a heater.
That way the temp will be steady. That's pretty important, as
fluxuating temps can really stress a fish.
The thermostat in the heater will turn it off when it's not needed and
back on when it does.

  #9  
Old June 20th 07, 08:40 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Jürgen Exner
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 24
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

Steven Schneider wrote:
doing. Now recently I acquired a Betta from my sister and her
Anyhow, I have a 20 Gal aquarium that is populated by three albino
Cory Cats, and five White Mountain Cloud Minnows. What I'm planning
to do, at some point in the not to distant future, is transfer the
Betta to the aquarium.


Bettas and Cory Cats get along just fine, no problem there.
Can't say anything about the Minnows.

jue


  #10  
Old June 20th 07, 01:18 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
Steven Schneider
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 23
Default Adding Betta Fish with Corys and White Mountain Cloud Minnows.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

* Tynk [2007-06-20]:
On Jun 19, 8:59?pm, Steven Schneider
wrote:

It's ~22 C (~72 F) on cool/cold days. This being summer, in a south
facing apartment, even in Canada it's often 27 C (80 F) or better.


However, if it's fluxuating back and forth, depending on the weather,
you may want to get a heater.

Actually, I have a heater. I'll just have to make sure to turn it
up a notch or two. :-)

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (OpenBSD)

iD8DBQFGeRr61UmAokozDQYRAtCyAJ0boN9W4R61Eaf7HgQcxm r0YCOfNwCfeBto
YZMe8b/b34Nso0us2JOWBl8=
=kavt
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

--
W. Steven Schneider
Key ID: Key Fingerprint: GnuPG
0x4A330D06 4AB5 8738 DC7B AAE8 3795 http://www.gnupg.org
6285 D549 80A2 4A33 0D06
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White cloud with persistant Columnaris Lady Samsara General 6 August 14th 06 06:40 AM
White Cloud Minnows Charles General 5 August 20th 05 11:16 AM
Bait minnows as feeder fish??? Cookie Cichlids 4 May 7th 04 04:44 AM
White bump near White Cloud Mountain Minnow's lip? Dave K. General 0 October 22nd 03 04:12 PM
White Cloud Mountain Minnow Breeding Habits Sam Plants 2 September 2nd 03 07:39 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2018 FishKeepingBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.