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  1. #1

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    So my betta, Bael is about my 6th betta in my life. I have always previously kept them in both large and small peaceful communities.

    Lately, Bael has been baby sitting the 1 month old guppies. These are quite large, certainly not fry, and I thought they would benefit from growing out in Bael's tank (higher temp, less competition for food, extra WC as it's smaller/etc). All fine for two weeks and then carnage! Just caught Bael dragging the last one arund by the tail, bits of guppy everywhere. Even sadder, he's also demolished 3 pygmy corys that were waiting to move into the big tank after the next big WC. One looks like it might make it, one was already dead and the other so torn up I just euthanised it.

    Wow.

    What a d**k!!!
    Last edited by Soot; 05-06-2014 at 05:09 PM.
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies, 9x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Occasional platies & black devil trumpet snail

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    yikes, that betta went psycho
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    Thanks. I will skip moving my male betta into the large tank. The female betta is doing fine in my community tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeaderOfMen View Post
    Thanks. I will skip moving my male betta into the large tank. The female betta is doing fine in my community tank.
    to be fair, all my previous bettas lived long, happy lives in community tanks ...
    Perhaps Bael felt tormented by all the small fish and just couldn't help himself? He's well fed, I promise!
    Will obviously now live alone EEK.
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies, 9x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Occasional platies & black devil trumpet snail

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    Wow...a devil-betta
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    Betta are not community fish, sometimes it works, sometimes it works for a little while. I'm sorry you lost all those fish.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    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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    Sorry for your loss Soot. Put that one in a padded tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Wow that stinks. Poor guppies! I wonder what set him off 0.o
    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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    So sorry to hear of this slaughter, Soot.

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    So sorry to hear of the carnage. I've never kept bettas with guppies only neons...maybe the guppies were just too tempting :(
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