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Old March 13th 05, 10:11 PM
sb
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Default Male Bettas

Hi all,

Sorry if this is not the correct forum for posting.

I currently have a male betta in a tank on his own. Can anyone suggest fish
he *might* like as I'm worried he might get lonely or bored. I know they are
quite sociable and that 2 bettas together tend to fight so obviously wasnt
thinking about another betta.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old March 13th 05, 10:16 PM
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Ive had mine in with neon tetras... You can also put in some guppies or
other types of tetras that are as small as the neon... basicly anything that
wont bother the betta, or nip at its fins....

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"sb" wrote in message
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Hi all,

Sorry if this is not the correct forum for posting.

I currently have a male betta in a tank on his own. Can anyone suggest

fish
he *might* like as I'm worried he might get lonely or bored. I know they

are
quite sociable and that 2 bettas together tend to fight so obviously wasnt
thinking about another betta.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old March 13th 05, 10:46 PM
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Dont tetras and guppies need heat though? The tank is hot enough for the
betta but I thought tetras and guppies needed it hotter?

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Ive had mine in with neon tetras... You can also put in some guppies or
other types of tetras that are as small as the neon... basicly anything
that
wont bother the betta, or nip at its fins....

My Fish Site
http://www.mikesfishsite.com


"sb" wrote in message
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Hi all,

Sorry if this is not the correct forum for posting.

I currently have a male betta in a tank on his own. Can anyone suggest

fish
he *might* like as I'm worried he might get lonely or bored. I know they

are
quite sociable and that 2 bettas together tend to fight so obviously
wasnt
thinking about another betta.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old March 13th 05, 10:49 PM
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"sb" wrote in message
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Dont tetras and guppies need heat though? The tank is hot enough for the
betta but I thought tetras and guppies needed it hotter?


I think Bettas like it about 80F.

I would think that the Betta would eat the neons though.

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Old March 13th 05, 10:58 PM
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no the bettas wont eat the neons.... Bettas dont eat neons... They dont even
bother with them... And you dont need heat unless your house is like
freezing, the tank will be good at room temp.... I had them and they stayed
alive fine without heat, and also the betta didnt eat the guppies or the
neons... Bettas dont eat live food, They might kill something if it bothers
them... A neon or guppy will not bother the betta....I even had bloodfin
tetras in with the betta, nothing happened... The betta wont fight another
fish unless it picks at the betta or if it is another betta...

check out my webpage, i got pictures of the neons in with my betta, in a ten
gallon tank somewhere on there...
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"sb" wrote in message
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Dont tetras and guppies need heat though? The tank is hot enough for the
betta but I thought tetras and guppies needed it hotter?


I think Bettas like it about 80F.

I would think that the Betta would eat the neons though.

A




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Old March 14th 05, 12:39 AM
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yes exactly BABY platty not full grown neon or guppy, you dont want to breed
or put babys in with any fish until the baby gets bigger... A betta cannot
eat a neon or will not unless of course it is a tiny baby or bothering him,
like nipping at his fins or stuff like that....


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In article ,
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Bettas dont eat live food,

Tell that to the one of mine that feasted on baby platys recently :-).

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Old March 14th 05, 12:39 AM
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In article ,
mike wrote:
no the bettas wont eat the neons.... Bettas dont eat neons... They dont even


If they're small enough and the betta is hungry they will eat
them. Don't ask me how I know...

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Old March 14th 05, 01:22 AM
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Bettas like warm water, too. They need heated water to about 78-80 F.
Mine love it, and are so active since I upped the temps in their tank.
How big and warm is your tank?

I don't think bettas especially get lonely, so I don't know if putting
one in with tetras would make him "feel better" or "be happier." I
have 3 - two in a divided 10-gallon, and one in a 5-gallon mini-bow.
All have filters and heaters, and water changes of at least 30% weekly.


The two in the divided tank can see each other, and they both seem very
active and "happy." The one by himself blows huge bubblenests, but
doesn't swim quite as much, so I am not sure which of the 3 is
happiest.

Personally, I would make sure that your water is clean and warm enough,
as well as making sure that there is enough room (2-gallons or more is
nice!) before thinking about companions for him. YOu might be suprised
by how happier he seems when you change his environment to "ideal"
conditions really clean water, enough heat, live food, etc.

Good luck!

- Lisa

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Old March 14th 05, 08:40 AM
Elaine T
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mike wrote:
no the bettas wont eat the neons.... Bettas dont eat neons... They dont even
bother with them... And you dont need heat unless your house is like
freezing, the tank will be good at room temp.... I had them and they stayed
alive fine without heat, and also the betta didnt eat the guppies or the
neons... Bettas dont eat live food, They might kill something if it bothers
them... A neon or guppy will not bother the betta....I even had bloodfin
tetras in with the betta, nothing happened... The betta wont fight another
fish unless it picks at the betta or if it is another betta...


No, Mike. Bettas are tropical fish and need a heater. They should be
kept at 76-80 for normal conditions and above 80 for spawning. Bettas
are also carnivores. They DO eat live food, including mosquito larvae,
blackworms, bloodworms, small fish, and anything else that fits into
their mouths.

And my betta, who is nice and feisty in a 78 degree tank, flares and
charges at anything I have tried to put in with him, including rasboras
and Amano shrimp. Perhaps your bettas are too cold to care.

I pity your bettas at room temperature. Bettas will indeed stay alive,
but they live a cold, sad existance.

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