angelfish &bettas

  1. gammerus Well Known Member Member

    can bettas and angelfish be kept together? I checked the compatability charts and they said "caution required" what precautions should I take, and what conditions should be provided
     
  2. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Depends on the tank size. I have a betta and angels in my 75G which gives everybody room to swim and get away if feeling threatened.
    would not recommend anything smaller that a 30G Long with plenty of plants. Maybe 2 angels and one betta.
    Carol
     

  3. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    look at my signature they are fine they each have there territories but i dont have a heavily planted tank i am slowly swithching to live plants and they still do fine
     
  4. gammerus Well Known Member Member

    is there anyway this can be done with a 10gal?
     

  5. EmpPleco Well Known Member Member

    I would think definately not. although I don't know much about angels, I am pretty sure that a ten gallon tank is too small for them.. I wanted to get a few for my 20 gallon, but didn't think I had enough room there. They also do better in taller tanks versus long tanks.
     
  6. gammerus Well Known Member Member

    I might be getting a squarish ten gal...it is alittle taller than long..not sure what I want to put in it other tha my betta..I dont really care for mollys or platys...maybe some cherry barbs?
     
  7. Jon Well Known Member Member

    i wouldnt reccomend an aquarium taller than it is long...

    if you want cherry barbs that would be fine because they are peaceful, have small fins, and have almost the exact same water reqs as bettas... go for it
     

  8. EmpPleco Well Known Member Member

    Yes the more surface area the better - Plus, ur betta will want to come up for air quite often, with a tall tank, this may make for more work for your betta, as bettas come from small streams that dry up to near nothing every year, so they will not be used to such depth
     
  9. 0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

    Angels need at least 30g I think. I might not want to risk keeping a male Betta with barbs, as they may not be able to resist nipping. However, if you can get ahold of some females they would be fine. They're not as colorful but very interesting, and some have stripes. A shoal of Cherry Barbs and a female Betta (I don't think you have enough room for more than 1, but I'm not sure how big Cherries are) would make a good aquarium. But be sure to get a regular 10g, not a tall one, as surface area tells how many fish you can have. There is no reason to get a tall one. In a regular 10g--20x12x10 in--you can have 16.6 inches of fish.
     
  10. gammerus Well Known Member Member

    I allready have one male betta
     

  11. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    yup sorry angels need a minimum of a 15 gallon tank perferably a 20 high as a minimum you could not keep an angel in a ten gallon for long as there fins get high and i wouldnt keep much more than 2 cherry barbs as they can get fairly large given the correct care and treatment
     
  12. betta waita Initiate Member

    depands all on the betta, if ur betta is mean no they wont, like i bought 2 bettas 1 female 1 male and he attcked her from the start i new if i transferd my angel fish into my bettas tank they would be attcked, and i was rite!
     
  13. Jon Well Known Member Member

    male bettas are always really agressive towards females
     
  14. gammerus Well Known Member Member

    my betta gets along with other fish..he gets picked on, but I haven't seen him do more than flare at other fish during dinner time
     
  15. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Soryy but no matter how the ten gallon is built its not big enough for angels.
    My twenty gallons talls are ok for angels but not the betta because they would have to share too much of the surface area and the twenty long is too shallow for angels.
    Hope that helps ;)
    Carol