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Kristin
07-24-2007, 01:45 AM
I was wondering what other fish you'd suggest to put with a betta. I'm kinda tired of the zebra danios but don't know what else they'll get along with.

YaYgoldFish
07-24-2007, 01:50 AM
a male dwarf gourami?

troy
07-24-2007, 01:51 AM
What size tank?

Kristin
07-24-2007, 01:55 AM
It's a ten gallon. I was thinking of a dwarf gourami but I read somewhere that the two aren't good together and will fight. Don't know if that's true though.

MeganL3985
07-24-2007, 01:56 AM
There's some compatibility charts in the "Tank Setup" section, those are really helpful. But Troy's right, depends on what size tank first.

YaYgoldFish
07-24-2007, 01:57 AM
Ive erad of a few people on here having a dwarf gourami in with a betta and mystery snail..

troy
07-24-2007, 02:15 AM
Maybe a group of myer's hatchetfish. They only get an inch long.

Drumachine09
07-24-2007, 02:20 AM
No on the gouramis. Ive heard many a horror story of the two duking it out.

I dont know much about hatchets, but i know bettas are extremely picky with their tankmates.


Your best bet would be 3-5 corydoras, and 2-3 mysterysnails, or 3 oto cats with mystery snails.

Kristin
07-24-2007, 02:24 AM
Maybe a group of myer's hatchetfish. They only get an inch long.

I've never heard of these guys. I'll have to look them up!

Kristin
07-24-2007, 02:26 AM
Actually, I've had a snail with a betta before (long time ago, don't remember what kind of snail) and the betta ate it. Although it could have died and then the betta started eating.......not quite sure about that.

Nick_Pavlovski
07-24-2007, 02:28 AM
Some corys sound like a safe bet.

MeganL3985
07-24-2007, 02:39 AM
I love my oto cats :)

SkarloeysMom
07-24-2007, 12:24 PM
Corys are really fun to watch too. I have otos and they are pretty good cleaners but they aren't as fun to watch to as corys. But anyway, that's just my opinion. A bottom feeder school would be a good idea for both clean up and betta company.

I'm with Drum on the gourami. They can be fighters and the last thing you want to see is your bettas beautiful fins all shredded one morning. I've also heard dwarf gouramis are not as hardy as their bigger cousins and are pretty sensitive to changes in water parameters.

Kristin
07-24-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks guys! You're a big help!:19: