Thread: female beta ?
09-16-2008, 06:58 PM #1
female beta ?
is it a good or bad idea keep a female beta in a community tank?
09-16-2008, 08:57 PM #2
It depends on what is in the tank...
I have 9 female bettas at the moment temporarily in a community tank..along with a whole bunch of different livebearers...as well as some tetras...and they love it and are doing fine...
The molley males try flirting with them now and again however..before going after their regular girls again....
Only thing is...they are worse at hunting new frye than any of the livebearers...not even thick vegetation stops them....but yeah.....at least is temporay for now..*been about 3 weeks*...ad I have had no casualties...on either side.
09-16-2008, 10:25 PM #3
It really depends on the female herself. If she is a more aggressive female, then no. If she doesn't really give a hoot, then go for it. Test her out and see if she shows any aggression, if so, then it's a simple fix as you can just take her out. Let us know how it goes.
09-16-2008, 10:52 PM #4
I have four girls in a community tank with neons, rasboras, cories, and a couple ghost shrimp. They are the best part of the tank! They're very curious and very interested in everything going on around them. I have no issues with them being aggressive towards other tankmates or eachother, but as stated above, it all depends on her temperment. If she is mellow, a community tank is great because they've such curious fish!Lindsay
23g FW Community ~ 2.5g antique slate-bottom plakat betta ~ 4g antique slate bottom plakat betta
09-16-2008, 10:54 PM #5Originally Posted by invadertoast
09-16-2008, 11:21 PM #6
thanx for the info........i'll let you know how things go.