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Thread: Community Betta

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    I hear that a single Betta makes a good community fish, but I'm skeptical. I have Neons and Danios and had planned on a few shrimp. Will a Betta try and make a snack of these?

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    He shouldnt. My gf has had a male Betta in her 20g community for a few months now. He keeps to himself and never bothers anyone else ( platys, danios, tetras) Noone bothers him either.

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    Well they don't necessarily make "good community fish" they make ok community fish with select kinds.
    I would worry about the shrimp though as bettas are notorious for snacking on them, especially when the shrimp molt.

    That being said they should be ok with the neons and the danios.
    BUT you should always be prepared to yank him out if necessary, always have a back up home.
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    i have a single female in my 55 gal and she's probably the happiest out of the bunch.
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    ...it's week 6 of my 'bettas in the community tank' experiment...

    ...and so far everyone is playing nice...
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    I have heard they don't do well in community tanks but I had to give it a whirl...I have had my betta about two months now(I think) and he is the happiest fish in my tank well besides my goldfish...but anyway he is in with a Blue Gourami, 2 neons, 2 Phantom tetra, 2 red eye tetra and my goldfish and there has only been one problem...my betta ate a few guppy fry before we got them a home. Other then that one time the betta has been in his glory living where he is raher then that stinking cup he was in.
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    my betta got platy attacked. Wonder what kind of shape the betta that comes with my tank tomorrow is in.

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    Two bettas!!! Now you're a betta collecta...
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    im contemplating if i should get a divider, plop the kinfish and betta and flying fox in one half, and my betta in the 3g in the other half. Im leaning towards not. A 10g is too small to divide.

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    ...a bit too small maybe...but an opaque divider would allow you to keep the two males nicely in the same tank...
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