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  1. #21

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    A little further from sanity

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    for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faded View Post
    bettas can be very unpredictable.keep a very close eye on its behavior.
    A lot of the time putting a betta in a community tank will work, but you have to be careful, just to show you how fast it can happen have a read here,
    People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
    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.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?

  2. #22


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    Eep... Wow. I'll keep an eye on Jack. So far so
    Good. Just got home from work and fed him and the frog their bloodworms. After they were done the rest of the tank enjoyed them too! It was so funny how excited the whole tank got when the bloodworms showed up

  3. #23


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    Keep in mind that betta don't transition well into tanks. He may be abnormally docile now until he settles can take a couple weeks. Be vigilant!
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

  4. #24


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    Ours has been in a 10 gallon community for several weeks now, no problem whatsoever.

    But do keep a close eye on the situation, as advised earlier. I'm thinking it'll be just fine, though
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Ours has been in a 10 gallon community for several weeks now, no problem whatsoever.
    What kind of fish do you have with your betta? Is it a male? I ask because my hubby wants to add fish to our 10g with the female betta after its cycled so I'm paying attention to what seems to work better.

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    I havent read the other replies so dont know if you have decided on the move, but i'd just like to throw my 2 cents in.

    I wouldn't have a betta in a community tank for 1 reason. Although Bettas will often tolerate other fish they wont enjoy them being with them, and depending on the betta and amount of fish the experience can stress them out.

    Imagine an introverted person, a loner. He is happy by himself. He doesnt need other people constantly around him. But when in a room full of people he will still be ok and will tolerate them being there, but he would still rather the room was empty.

    This is the betta fish personality. Mine does ok in my community tank but it spends a lot of time at the back away from the commotion because it is a natural loner. In the future I will no longer keep them in community tanks because of this, they are much happier in single 5 gallon+ tanks.

    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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    It is important to remember where they come from, flooded rice fields, with minimal o2 content in the water column, where few aquatic critters exist and most of the ones that do are either predators, prey, or other bettas competing for food and mates, everything is either perceived as a threat or as lunch in the eyes of one of these guys.

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    He's doing fine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickellmama27 View Post
    He's doing fine....
    Good glad to hear it. Monitor him closely, sorry if it seemed like we were scaring you out of it, its just a general rule that bettas don't play well with others. Captivity (selective) breeding always changes things, you will still want to watch for aggression later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickellmama27 View Post
    He's doing fine....
    Good to know...thanks for the update...stay on top of it, but I'm betting you have nothing to worry about
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

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