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    0 Not allowed!
    Finally have our new to us tank right.After 2 water changes all of our levels are great. Now the question is I have a gorgeous Betta named Jack in my 5.5gal. Husband wants to know if I can put him in the community tank. He's an overall friendly guy, isn't aggressive that I know of. My community tank is a 30 gal with the following in it: 2 male platy, 1 glotetra, 1 adult male fancy tail guppy, approx 12-15 baby fancy tails, 1 snail, a little algae eater (non Pleco), and a dwarf African frog. Future stocking plans include adding 5 more tetra and 3 more platy. Can Jack go in the big tank? It's planted up really well with fake plants but I can move his real ones to the tank also. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1399291200.145041.jpg

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    Some betta work in a community tank and others don't. It depends on the community, set up, and the betta's temperament. In this case, I would advise against putting the betta in the community tank because generally, bettas have fin envy, they don't like other fish with flashy fins like your guppies.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    We keep a betta in a 10 gallon community with 2 male guppies, a bunch of platys, and snails and RCS, with no issues whatsoever...this is the tank we just put the skull in, lol, see the last few posts of this thread: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...111494&page=30

    Of course, Ninja'd again by mommy1 but she is correct. It does depend on the temperament of the betta, when mixed with guppies. Our 2 guppies leave him alone, and he leaves them alone.

    Personally, I see no harm in trying him in the 30 gallon, if you are willing to keep a close eye on the tank for a good amount of time to monitor and see if any issues arise
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    Yeah, I'd keep a close eye on him and keep that 5.5 running just in case you have to pull him out.
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    Ok I'll put him in this morning after their breakfast. I'm off today so it'd be the perfect day to do it

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    So far so good

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    I'm glad to hear it is working out so far.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Keep a real careful eye on him when you add more glotetra. They are pretty docile but might nip. Lollipop is probably too terrified right now to do much. :)
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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    One thing you have take into consideration is bettas can be very unpredictable.
    It could be going perfect for a long time then all of the sudden overnight it kills a bunch of fish.

    As everyone else said, keep a very close eye on its behavior.

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