View Full Version : Could I add a Female Betta to my aquarium?

01-11-2010, 02:51 AM
I have a 46 gallon aquarium with
7 Bosemani Rainbows
6 Harlequin Rasboras
8 Tiger Barbs
1 Dwarf Gourami
6 Cory Cats
1 Rubber Pleco
So could I add a female betta too that aquarium?

01-11-2010, 02:52 AM
Nope! You have too many fish in there that will tear at the fins!
It will fight with the gourami for the same territory.
The TBs and rainbows will also bite at the fins.

01-11-2010, 02:54 AM
Well I thought of that but I thought Female bettas don't have fins any bigger than a dwarf gourami and my dawrf gouramis fins are fine. Plus I have enouhg tiger barbs that they would leave their tankmates alone.

01-11-2010, 02:56 AM
I didn't see the female part! lol Sorry!
They should be alright in there.Not sure if the gourami or rainbows will be a problem,most likely not!

01-11-2010, 02:59 AM
Its ok! Thanks for the help! Im not going to the petstore until thursday so I have until then to decide whether I get one or not.

01-11-2010, 03:56 AM
It could definitely vary. The T-barbs and gourami may ignore her, they may not. The gourami is probably the biggest factor in that tank. If that gourami doesn't want a friend up there, the female betta and you will learn that the hard way quick. If not, it'll be a great looking tank. :22:

01-11-2010, 12:29 PM
Ok So do you think I should at a female betta or not?

01-11-2010, 01:27 PM
I think you have a nice full active tank, why take a risk adding one little fish. Get a ten gallon kit and get 3-4 pretty girls.

01-11-2010, 08:32 PM
Well I have 7 females in my 60 gallon and I was just wondering if I was at petco and saw a really pretty female betta if i could add one to my 46 gallon. So if I see one I like I will get it but if not I wont.

01-11-2010, 09:30 PM
just be ready to move her if need be.

01-11-2010, 10:24 PM
If I needed to, could I move her to my 60 gallon?

01-12-2010, 01:02 AM
females tend to get along with other females when given enough space, but they will bicker when one is introduced (they have to establish a pecking order)

It SHOULD be fine, but there are no guarentees with fish.

01-12-2010, 02:50 AM
Just a question, why don't you move one of your other females into the tank and see what happens with that. Then buy one if you want.

01-12-2010, 03:21 AM
I could but I don't want to take one out of my 60 gallon and then risk the other females beating her up once I add her back to my 60 gallon. Plus I only would have 2 days to test before we go to the petstore and if anything happened it would probably take more than 2 days to see if somthing would go wrong. Now you might say well go to the pet store in a few weeks instead of 2 days. Well we can't because the closest pet store is 3 hours away and we usually only go every few months.

01-18-2010, 04:21 AM
I'm not an expert by any strech of the imagination, but maybe you could use one of those dividers they use to protect fry from the mother to acclimate them and see how they react? Just be sure it cant jump out!