Betta for my new tank?

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Becky

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I've been browsing the boards and think i have now settled on a Betta for my 10 gallon tank. ;D I only want the one but wondered if there were any other small fish that would be ok with him/her? I've got an adjustable pump so I shall set that to gentle and hopefully it'll be a nice little home. Any other hints and tips greatly appreciated. (Mind you, my tank's got ages to cycle yet......yawn!)
 

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Becky said:
I've been browsing the boards and think i have now settled on a Betta for my 10 gallon tank. ;D I only want the one but wondered if there were any other small fish that would be ok with him/her? I've got an adjustable pump so I shall set that to gentle and hopefully it'll be a nice little home. Any other hints and tips greatly appreciated. (Mind you, my tank's got ages to cycle yet......yawn!)
Bettas get along with cory cats and otos best. They can get along with other fish, but those 2 have the best success rate as betta tankmates. Just get the tankmates 1st, then add the Betta after they've had a little time in the tank.
 

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Hi,

Platties can be introduced to a Betta splendens environment no problem they are the most common hardy and placid species out there and pose no threat to your betta and will be perfectly safe. They are also very colourfull fish and make a great addition to any aquarium.

Hope this helps
 

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I agree with the cories and ottos. but keep an eye out. Spike hates anyone in his tank, but the rest of my bettas have no prob.
Each betta has his/her own attitude.
 

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We tried introducing a few platys to our first Betta. He took off 3 fins. Platys are a 50/50 fish i think. It can work, but it will depend on your betta and his personality. Putting the platys in the tank first along with a good amount of hiding places (caves & plants) can improve the chances of it working.
 

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i personally would stay away from anything that even remotely resembles a betta. I;ve had great success with small schools of zebra danios and hatchetfish.
 

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Gentle bottom feeders like Otos and Cories should almost always work fine. I would NEVER take a chance with fish like Platy (they resemble female Bettas and could be harrassed by a male Betta), Zebra Danios are notorious fin nippers and would go after a Betta's long fins. I don't know about Hatchetfish but basically any fish that isn't a bottom feeder like Otos and Cories would be very iffy. Just because it worked for one person doesn't mean it will work for you. You would have to have a separate tank to put the fish in if it doesn't work out, which it probably wouldn't. Why take a chance? Bettas are so happy and stress free all alone or with Cories and/or Otos. This is always your best bet for a peaceful tank.
 

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Hi Fish101. Have you got that setup yourself? It sounds amazing, I'd love it. I think I'd be really nervous of something going wrong, though. Great that it works for you! ;D
fish101 said:
Hi,

Platties can be introduced to a Betta splendens environment no problem they are the most common hardy and placid species out there and pose no threat to your betta and will be perfectly safe. They are also very colourfull fish and make a great addition to any aquarium.

Hope this helps
 
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