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    I have a ten gallon tank, i plan on getting a beta, what fish get along with betas best? can you have a male and a female beta together??

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    I have a ten gallon tank, i plan on getting a beta, what fish get along with betas best? can you have a male and a female beta together??
    I would not put another betta in with another betta either male or female. You'll wake up and find them injured or one of them dead. Some people do make female sorority tanks, but even those aren't perfect, takes a while for the females to work out a pecking order, and can still lead to fights.

    Not sure which fish can put in with a betta, maybe someone else can chime in.

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    I had a betta in a community tank for a long time. The tank had gourami's, silver dollars, mollies, tetras, and some others. For 10g I would get a non-aggressive/community fish that you like. Remember fish do grow.... lol
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    how big do silver dollars get? are they schooling fish? could i have 1 in with a beta?

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    http://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-SilverDollar.htm

    They get pretty big... 6-7"

    Yes, they are a schooling fish.

    I would not recommend a silver dollar for a 10g. I had all my fish in a 29g and I am sure thats what accounted for it to crash. Once I have upgraded to a 55g life has been much better for me and the fish.

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    When I was younger and I knew nothing about fish I had 2 tanks. The one that worked best had just a betta and a school of Neon Tetras. We had, at one point, added a sucker fish of some sort but luckily that died before reaching great lengths.

    So yes, a Betta and some Neons, although any peaceful non fin-nipping fish that doesn't look like a betta will do.

    So Platies, Neons, Cardinals, Black Neons,Pygmy Cories or regular Cories would all be welcome in a betta tank, although for a 10 gallon only pick one of those.
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    i should be fine with 6 tetreas and a beta?

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    i should be fine with 6 tetreas and a beta?
    if its female, yes. Male is much less likely to get along in a community tank. Either way introduce the betta last.

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    You could go for a few more tetras, but yes, it's fine.

    IMO, the gender won't matter if it's only it and a few Neons or something simular. But of course each fish is different.
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