TANK MATES

Don't worry, your betta is in no way lonely — at all. But if you're bored of having only one betta and it is docile enough, it may be able to live with a few tankmates. Keep in mind the only reasons you should be thinking about adding add tank mates are because the tank is large enough to add some more fish without overstocking, the environment is established with multiple hiding spots, and you want another pet to watch. If the only reason you want to add fish in with your betta is because it looks lonely, there is no need. The betta is perfectly fine living by itself if it has proper care.


DO'S:

- SAME WATER CONDITIONS

- TROPICAL FISH

- DOCILE

- FASt

DON'TS:

- TERRITORIAL/AGRESSIVE

- COLD WATER FISH

- FLOWING FINS

- FIN NIPPERS


MALE BETTAS WITH OTHER BETTAS

Male betta fish can never be put with another betta fish whether male or female. If two males encountered each other in the wild, they would fight for dominance until one surrenders and swims off. However, in an aquarium they will eventually fight to death even if they look peaceful living together for a week or so. If you put a male and a female together in an aquarium the male will usually injure or kill the female. In some rare occasions they may actually breed, but even if they do, the male will hunt down the female and most likely try to kill her after the spawning process. Even if a male is housed with another betta and they do not fight, they are both most likely extremely stressed and would be much better off living alone due to how territorial they are. 

 

FEMALE BETTAS WITH OTHER BETTAS

 Like said earlier, I advise for anyone not to place females and males together unless for breeding. Females however can most of the times live with other female bettas peacefully. With the right conditions, you can learn how to set up a female sorority. You will need more than three females for the best results, and you'll need to keep a close watch on the tank as sometimes sororities just do not work out.


POSSIBLE TANK MATES:

 

SNAILS

 

AFRICAN DWARF FROGS

 

WHITE CLOUD MOUNTAIN MINNOWS

 

HARLEQUIN RASBORAS

 

EMBER TETRAS

 

neon tetras

 

CORYDAS CATISH

 

CLOWN PLECOS

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