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hey tomorrow i am getting a bigger tank for my male betta and wat type of tetras (or any other type of fish) get along well with bettas??? plz reply i kinda need to no by morining.... thanks,
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|Posted 03-Jan-2009 06:53|
Lots of tetras would be good choices. Cardinal tetras, black neons, lemon tetras, phantom tetras, bleeding heart tetras, rummynose tetras, diamond tetras... The list goes on and on, and it's pretty much just what you'd like. Rasboras such as brilliant rasboras or harlequin rasboras would be a good alternative as well, though they are not tetras. Some of the tetras that might be inappropriate would be Congo tetras and Exodon tetras AKA Bucktooth tetras due to high activity and nippiness. Other tetras may be nippy as well, so be careful.
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|Posted 03-Jan-2009 07:27|
yea the thing is on the betta cuz i have had a bettas that didnt care about tetras but i have seen some when u add a shoal of more than like 3 when they swim with eachother he would try to kill the big "fish" that the group looked like.
i have had bettas that had no problem with other fish i had one in with some baby cichlid grow outs and did fine for a while till the cichlids got more colorful and big then the betta tryed to kill them.
|Posted 03-Jan-2009 20:22|
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I have had Cardinal Tetras with my M Betta but what I noticed is that the Tetras like to be in large schools of 10 or more. Also Khuli loaches, and Ottos.
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|Posted 04-Jan-2009 04:16|
i think cardinals or regular neon tetra would be fine.also how about lemon tetras?
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 03:11|
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Lemon Tetras are a bit nippy & they might nip the fins of other fish.
Emperor Tetras are also very nice, but I never kept them.
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|Posted 07-Jan-2009 16:02|
that is true. personally i like the blue-red of the neon tetra.
|Posted 07-Jan-2009 23:10|
I have a beautiful cornflower blue male betta in a community tank with panda corys and harlequin raspboras... they get along well and the color contrast is great. Sometimes Jack (the Betta) chases the other tankmates around, but never any fighting or nipping from anyone.
|Posted 10-Jan-2009 16:18|
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