Betta and an upside down cat?

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Tom

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If this question has already been asked and answered just lead me there and I'll be happy. The question is; Would a betta do well with an upside down catfish?
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I think they would get along fine. It always depends on the individual though...some Bettas will tolerate absolutely nothing with them. You should always have a back up plan just in case. But I don't see why they shouldn't get along. Just make sure the tank is plenty big enough for them. UDC's get almost 4 inches and need to be kept in groups of at least 3, which is 12 inches right there.
 

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I have to warn you about this: Upside Down catfish are very shy unless you've got at least three of them. I barely know mine exists. When I have cleaned the tank a bit he sometimes is seen startled, dashing to another hiding place. He ONLY comes out at night. That may be him as an individual but really I'd almost rather I hadn't got him.

Also Omorrokh is perfectly right: bettas can be very territorial and ornery. Not all bettas--some on here will tell you that they have happily kept bettas in community tanks. My betta hated any tankmate and would hound them to death.
 
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