View Full Version : new to betas please help with conditions

09-27-2009, 07:26 PM
hey guys,

ok my little brother just came home with a beta male fish and a glass jar about 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide and deep... please tell me what i need to do to make sure this thing lives... if need be i have a 20 gal with the fish in my sig which i could temporarily transfer it into...

1) will it be ok in this tiny glass container?
2) if not can i put it in my 20?
3) what will i need to do to make sure that the fish is ok

09-27-2009, 07:36 PM

It could do with a bigger home, with pref filtraition and a heater. I would look at getting him his own tank, i wouldnt put him in the 20g with the guorami as theybwill fight for surface area.

A compremise would be to get an in tank breeder tank, the sort tjhat float and put him in that in the 20g


09-27-2009, 07:44 PM
ok well i have an old 10 gal tank... i assume that would do.. i was hoping i wouldn't have to set it up for one little fish haha but either way he'll be a mess if this thing dies... so i'll set it up in the 10 gal with a filter and heater... so what type of clean up crew would live well with it?

09-27-2009, 07:48 PM
The ten is perfect for it!
You could also add some neons or cerdinals to it without any problem.Just make sure you have some plants and other places for the neons to hide behind.
I have a ten thats been set up like that for over a year now.Everyone is happy!

09-27-2009, 07:48 PM
i have my betta in a 10 gallon with panda corys. they get along fine.

09-27-2009, 07:50 PM
Do not put the betta in with the gourami.They will fight over the same territory!

09-27-2009, 07:50 PM
ok great guys i really appreciate it

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09-27-2009, 08:00 PM
He should do real good in a 10g with some cories, and you could add a couple-few platies, neons, or glowlights if you wanted! We love bettas here!!!

09-27-2009, 08:08 PM
my bettas live with bristle nose plecs, corys and an oto, as well as clown loaches, although until the clowns learnt how to tease the betta they got flared at.
Thats my clean up crew, other fish i have live with my siamese are neons, platties and guppys all in well planted tanks


09-28-2009, 06:38 PM
My betta tank is. The betta "Joker" 5 true rummynose tetras and 4 corries:)