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  1. Default Never house betta with golds or guppys.

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    I have done this and bettas have nibbled, chomped on, or nearly eaten most of the fins of the others. Somehow the bettas like or dislike others with more fancy fins. I don't know why but they are aggressive.

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    This is not really true. Betta males are aggressive, some Bettas very aggressive and therefore attack other fish in "their" territory. However if you aquarium is just large enough (at least 20 gallon) and well decorated with a lot of plants you want have any problem keeping Betta fish with guppies or similar fish.

    In fact I had a Betta male that took all guppy fry to one plant and protected them there. My aquarium was filled with 100s of guppies within a couple of months since almost all fry survived in my community tank despite having a lot of barbs etc in it.

    You should however not keep goldfish with bettas but not for the reason above but due to the fact that Betta want much warmer water than the goldfish.

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    I had a 20 gallon tank I put a pair of bettas in it. We also had small Koi and goldfish in the small tank. We also had an algae eater.

    The Betta constantly ate the goldfish fins. We had to remove 5 of the golds because of the bettas. We bought golds because of them being so cheap, 12 for a dollar. It happened again. So we just took the betta out.

    Yet the betta never attacked each other. I only got the bettas because my husband is from Vietnam and wanted them in the tank. He remembers vividly of playing with the bettas in the rice pattys. And how they could survive in 1 inch of water in the fields. And at times breeding them at home because his school mates and him would have betta fights. I guess it depends from fish to fish.

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    I have always kept my beta seperate. Seldom to I put them together other than to breed. And yes to see them fight. Generally they won't fight if you keep them in seperate bowls next to each other witout an index card between them. I found out that if I keep an index card between them than when I put them in the same bowl they will get aggressive and fight.

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    I assume you had one male and several females as the Betta fish never attacked eachother.

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    i have one male betta and 3 females in with 13 guppies a molly and a couple of swordtails all in a 5 foot tank. i have never had any trouble with my male betta attacking any of my other fish, you must just have one pissed off fish.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I heard that bettas usually attack the fancy tails fish. (At least they told me that)

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    i keep one betta in every tank, with no problem!!
    let the bells rings and the horns blow, for i am

    check it out if you want to.
    100 gallon
    75 gallon
    50 some set up, now.
    over 50 13 1/2 gallon tanks

    in all have over 200 tanks

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    0 Not allowed!
    You keep a betta in every tank Rollie? I have often seen these beautiful fish, but haven't ever learned anything about them because of their reputations to needing single living quarters....but they are GORGEOUS! Since I could actually put my daughters neons into my 64 gallon, was batting around the idea of putting a betta in there instead. It is a 5 gal corner tank, but hey, if they can live with others...maybe I will get one for ME! (It's always about me!)

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    0 Not allowed!
    every tank but my convict tank!
    let the bells rings and the horns blow, for i am

    check it out if you want to.
    100 gallon
    75 gallon
    50 some set up, now.
    over 50 13 1/2 gallon tanks

    in all have over 200 tanks

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