View Full Version : Betta company.

07-24-2007, 01:45 AM
I was wondering what other fish you'd suggest to put with a betta. I'm kinda tired of the zebra danios but don't know what else they'll get along with.

07-24-2007, 01:50 AM
a male dwarf gourami?

07-24-2007, 01:51 AM
What size tank?

07-24-2007, 01:55 AM
It's a ten gallon. I was thinking of a dwarf gourami but I read somewhere that the two aren't good together and will fight. Don't know if that's true though.

07-24-2007, 01:56 AM
There's some compatibility charts in the "Tank Setup" section, those are really helpful. But Troy's right, depends on what size tank first.

07-24-2007, 01:57 AM
Ive erad of a few people on here having a dwarf gourami in with a betta and mystery snail..

07-24-2007, 02:15 AM
Maybe a group of myer's hatchetfish. They only get an inch long.

07-24-2007, 02:20 AM
No on the gouramis. Ive heard many a horror story of the two duking it out.

I dont know much about hatchets, but i know bettas are extremely picky with their tankmates.

Your best bet would be 3-5 corydoras, and 2-3 mysterysnails, or 3 oto cats with mystery snails.

07-24-2007, 02:24 AM
Maybe a group of myer's hatchetfish. They only get an inch long.

I've never heard of these guys. I'll have to look them up!

07-24-2007, 02:26 AM
Actually, I've had a snail with a betta before (long time ago, don't remember what kind of snail) and the betta ate it. Although it could have died and then the betta started eating.......not quite sure about that.

07-24-2007, 02:28 AM
Some corys sound like a safe bet.

07-24-2007, 02:39 AM
I love my oto cats :)

07-24-2007, 12:24 PM
Corys are really fun to watch too. I have otos and they are pretty good cleaners but they aren't as fun to watch to as corys. But anyway, that's just my opinion. A bottom feeder school would be a good idea for both clean up and betta company.

I'm with Drum on the gourami. They can be fighters and the last thing you want to see is your bettas beautiful fins all shredded one morning. I've also heard dwarf gouramis are not as hardy as their bigger cousins and are pretty sensitive to changes in water parameters.

07-24-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks guys! You're a big help!:19: