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  1. Default my beta scuba steve


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    hi everyone i have a male beta that is named scuba steve that lives in a 10 gallon tank by himself and has been with me for a year so far.I consider that really good because he came from meijers and was so pale he was almost dead and now is a brillant dark blueish color with purple on his fins. all I have in his tank is a fake plant and little real plant and have a slight alge problem starting on the walls. Before I suck it all out with the gravel vac and algicide the tank is there any small alge eater like a snail or fish of some sorts that I could add? If not what fish can I add with my betta? I only want one maybe two tops if they were small. would a cory catfish work in there? I've just heard so many mixed stories on wether bettas need to be alone or are fine with certain other fish. If it helps I have room to add a small cave or to add more plants as cover in the tank. Any and all comments and suggestions will be appreciated.

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Putting other fish in with a betta is always hit-or-miss. Some are fine with it, some attack anything that moves. It depends on the betta. Be very careful if attempting it.

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    ok,what about snails for the alge problem?or am I just better of treating the water for it? i'd really like to add one fish if there are any that anyone has had sucess with. he doesnt seem to be a super aggressive male mostly just swims around all day and hides by the plants sometimes

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    From what I've heard it's less fish that others have had success with, it's african dwarf frogs. But I don't know for sure, since all my tanks are bettas-only.

    Snails might work... Watch out for betta-nips at the eye stalks. And adding more plants and hiding places would be a good idea, since bettas like having lots of hiding places.

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    i'm sry for my confusion cyberra are you saying people have added african dwraf frogs with bettas sucessfully from what you heard? I am planing on adding a few more plants, would it be better to go medium or heavy on the plants? will I have to up grade filtration? right now all I have is the little tera filter that came with the 10 gallon which at the time i thought was good for a single betta. all my heavy duty gear is on my son and mines 110 gallon tank. I do have an empty 55 gallon with a fluval 304 canister i'm currently not useing cause it needs parts. would it be possible to house a single male with a few females in a heavy planted 55 gallon with a few caves or other hiding spots in it?

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    There are threads here about people successfully keeping dwarf frogs with betta fish. I would say medium-to-heavy on the plants, and make sure to have some floating plants... Bettas love those. They like sleeping in the floating plants.

    Betta males and females in one tank... It would have to be a big tank, with several females to keep the male from going after any one. Betta males can and will kill a female if they share a tank and she's not ready to breed. It's very risky. I personally would not recommend it.

    I think the filter you have should be sufficient for a single betta, but I admit that I am no expert. Other members here could probably answer that better than I can.

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    I will definetly look up the threads about the african frogs and maybe could setup my 55 gallon for scuba steve and a single frog Ill have to look into that. thank you for the advice on the plants I am planning on getting some this weekend and adding them in with him and maybe a couple of mystery snails since there will be more cover with the plants. I'm going to stay away from the multi betta idea then cause I definetly dont want scuba steve going on a killing spree on other bettas maybe the frog but i guess i'll have to research those other threads before I get too far ahead of myself on that idea. thank-you agin for the advice so far. I'll definetly be posting more and hopefully hear from other members on there experiences with bettas as lone fish or part of a micro community.

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    am sure I deserve a few of these... lol - Cyberra Thanks for sharing your X-stitch fish pillow project! - Aminax for being prone to computer problems - Cyberra happy birthday to me... August 29th - Cyberra earned ANOTHER one... siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh - Cyberra 
    I dub thee official greeter to the forum! - korith Happy Belated One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue You need another betta! - Pleco380 it birtha the birthday betta XD - genocidex A birthday betta for you. - mermaidwannabe 
    You need a popsicle after wheelbarrow races! haha - escamosa Where there's plows, there's piggies! :) - escamosa You need some grapes, 'cause they were mentioned in the riddle! haha - escamosa to congratulate you on 2 years! - andreahp Here's one Christmas present! - Rue 
    I'm sorry I couldn't ship you one!! Forgive me! - bethyMT ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾̃̾)۶ - korith this might help numb your lips lol - Gogi For being awesome and bringing me here. :) - Flyby Stardancer We need to get you up so you have as many bettas as you do in RL. ;) - Flyby Stardancer 

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    Brief note on bettas as community fish... Again, it's hit or miss. Another member here has a female who schools with tetras. Other members have had bettas tear a swath through their other fish. It depends on the betta's temperament. But if trying it, add the betta LAST. Otherwise they think they own the tank.

    Bettas are just fine on their own. They're personable and curious, and they love people-watching. They're very interactive. Put on a sporting event or active program on the TV where they can see it and they're happy. Mine watch NASCAR with me. They've got more personality than you'd think would be able to fit inside such a small fish.

    And you're welcome ^_^

    The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act


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    I'll have to try the tv and sports and see what scuba does. He does like to swim around alot and race around with his fins flowing lol... I'm definitly happy i saved him from certain death at the store I thought he was white with pale blue highlights when I got him now a year later he has a 10 gallon mansion and is happy and healthly. Ill probally go with a snail and plants and if there is any attempts to kill the snail ill just leave scuba in there by himself.bettas are definetly cool fish it's just too bad you couldn't have a huge community of them or I would've done that in my 110 gallon tank

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    Cories and dwarf frogs do not eat algae. A single cory will likely die from stress, it's a shoaling species and you do not have the room.

    Algae is best attacked from the root cause and that's often excess nutrients and too much light.

    Snails offer a good chance of success, nerite and malaysian trumpet tend to eat algae. Most snails do not take well to algacide chemicals.

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