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    Question Bettas and tetras are they compatible?


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    I have a 28 L aqua one 7.3 us gallons i plan to get some tetras and maybe a Betta not sure how they will go.

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    That would depend on the temperament of the betta, but in a tank that small I wouldn't try it. That tank is going to be too small for many tetra species. A lone betta would be a good choice.
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    The can be compatible but like Labrat said for a tank that size id stick with a single betta

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    from what I hear the bettas kinda don't like any other fish but they kinda tolerate some if the conditions are good.....bettas like to hide
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    From my experience betta's dont like any other territorial fish.... gourami's (They are actually from the same family 'Anebantoidei') and cichlids ect...

    And just like any other territorial fish betta's sometimes dont like other 'community' fish in their territory which is usually the whole tank in a 5-15gal (All depends on the betta's personality).

    Betta's are very active and dont bother other community fish in big tanks.... just like any territoral fish in a big enough tank . Betta's dont really hide alot and they dont prefer small tanks.

    Here is a Vid of my old betta enjoying the space.

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    I also agree that 7 gallons is good for a Betta but I would not add other fish. Maybe some snails (not pond snails) but some cool ones.

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    that is a beautiful communtiy tank
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    Great tank Irish!

    I would consider using that 7 gal tank to house a betta pair. M/F
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    I agree with the others about not chancing a betta with other fish in a tank so small. I keep my betta in a 90g heavily planted community tank w/ various tetras, angels and other non-aggressive fish and everyone seems to be happy. Sometimes the betta likes to hang out towards the bottom and swim in-and-out of the driftwood and other times he's hanging out towards the top enjoying the open space.

    As far as a betta pair, I've heard they shouldn't be kept together because they can get really aggressive with each other. I don't know how accurate this statement is but I believe they can even become very hurt just from mating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkman262
    As far as a betta pair, I've heard they shouldn't be kept together because they can get really aggressive with each other. I don't know how accurate this statement is but I believe they can even become very hurt just from mating.
    Mine live together. Don't don't really seem to pay much attention to each other really.
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