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  1. Default Can I get a Betta?

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    Are these fish and conditions OK for a Betta? 60 litres, 3 plants, heated, filtered, 4 mollies, 6 Neon Tetras, 1 Red Honey Gourami, 4 Platys, 4 Corys and 1 shrimp.

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    Conditions are not good. The Betta and Gourami will probably clash. Also your tank is a bit small for your current stock. Hope you proper filtration for their bioload.

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    Bettas will require higher temperatures than some of your current species prefer. It will almost certainly clash with the gourami, as both are related species. Due to the bright colors, the betta may perceive the Molly and platies as threats and attack them. Conversely, the mollies ad platies may nip the betta's long fins. Other than that, your stock for a 60 liter is fairly heavy already.

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    Thanks! They are well filtered and regularly cleaned. Don't think my gouramis would stand a chance against a betta!

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    If the tank was bigger I would say give it a try, but 60 litres isnt very much, as others have said its pretty stocked already.

    I would be wary of naysayers saying fish cant go together btw, while its sometimes true a lot of people simply have no experience and are just passing on what they have heard. I have 2 honey gourami's in with my betta and the betta isnt even interested in them, though I will say the bettas personality is the key, some cant be kept in community tanks at all, while others dont care one bit what fish are with them.

    Another example I can relate to is concerning Black Widow Tetras, ive heard no end of people claiming they are fin nippers, but I have 4 and they have never once nipped any fish, they have been around a pearl gourami and paradise fish which all have/had fairly long fins. Im not saying they aren't fin nippers, i'm just saying a lot of wrong info is spread on the internet, so take it with a pinch of salt rather than believe everything you read is gospel.

    Anyway, if you did want to try it once the betta is in watch it closes for a few hours and see how it reacts to the other fish + see how the other fish react to it, and be prepared to return it if things dont turn out well.

    27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.

    75 Gallon Reef: Ocellaris Clownfish pair, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Bangaii Cardinal, Midas Blenny, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Cleaner Shrimp, 18+ crabs and snails

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    Bridgeport Connecticut

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    Your first one Tiari - Strider199 It would take me many months to catch up to how many real bettas you have :) - PhillipOrigami great job with that post - Jaster Hope power is restored ASAP! - C-Dub Because I was wrong, and you were right. Sorry. - bethyMT 
    Cancer sucks and a beer won't replace what you lost ...  but here is one anyway. :-D - 850R Couldn't give you rep so sending a cookie instead for your betta advice! - andreahp 


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    As far as Betta are concerned, always err on the side of caution. Besides already stocked, risking a Betta in with other fish is generally not worth it. Betta, for all their reputation, can get VERY beat upon by other fish, particularly live bearers. Placing Betta in with "speeders", fast quick fish is never a good idea, as Betta are slow stalking predators, not built for top speed to get away from others tormenting them.

    Also keep in mind, stress is the #1 reason for the start of almost all Betta disease.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    heh heh sounds like good reasons to get yourself a betta tank!
    A nice 5 or ten gal tank and you could get yourself a betta without too much extra trouble...

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