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|Betta and peppered cory catfish|
This will be my first post and the betta that I have now use to not nip at the catfishes, but I have noticed the last few day he has started flaring his gills, then chase and nip the catfishes around the tank. I have moved him to another tank. He was in a 20 gallon tank with tetras(which he does not chase) and the catfishes. Does anybody have an idea of why he started doing this?
|Posted 02-Jul-2009 04:18|
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|Posted 02-Jul-2009 17:14|
I have had Bettas with Cories on several occasions, and yea, there can be some flaring and chasing now and again, but nothing ever gets too out of hand. I have this Betta with Harlequin raspboras, 2 panda corys and a clown loach. They all do just fine together... Maybe your betta just got a little excited!
You might try to re introduce the Betta to the tank and see what happens. Sometimes, the order in which the fish enter the tank can have alot to do with territories, and chasing, etc. If the Betta is coming into an established tank, he'll be less likely to try to dominate, as he needs to find his own place in the pecking order...
|Posted 06-Jul-2009 04:24|
I'll give that a try and see what happens
|Posted 07-Jul-2009 02:19|
yea, good luck and let us know how it goes!
|Posted 07-Jul-2009 04:01|
Small Fry with Ketchup
Might also want to make sure that the catfish have places to hide out away from the betta. Plenty of nooks and crannies and hideyholes under driftwood should help them get away if the betta does start to harass them.
|Posted 07-Jul-2009 07:18|
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