betta may be eating silver dollar

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by taro5201, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. taro5201

    taro5201New MemberMember

    I've had a betta for about 4 months, and I just got a silver dollar fish. I think my betta may be eating my silver dollar's fins? I'm not sure though. I thought these 2 fish were able to share a tank. what's goin on??
  2. Marc

    MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Betta are aggresive to fish with large fins, so the silver dollar's tail fin may be angering/provoking it in a way.
  3. chickadee

    chickadeeFishlore VIPMember

    I don't know if this particular chart will help but it does list the compatibilty for some of the fishes that do well with Bettas to give you an idea what types they get along with.

  4. betta waita

    betta waitaNew MemberMember

    he proly is.
  5. RoboDude

    RoboDudeValued MemberMember

    Whoever gave you that advice is wrong. Bettas are NOT compatible with Silver Dollars. Sorry for the bad news.
  6. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    I have serious doubts a beta could keep up with a silver dollar's swimming speed.

    Unless you have SEEN this, I would be looking for another option.

  7. Jon

    JonWell Known MemberMember

    the fins of a silver dollar shouldnt provoke a betta too imensely but it is possible... if you jsut bought the silver dollar and didnt quarantine it it might be diseased... possibly fin rot if it looks like its fins are torn/ frayed
  8. beckers4oranges

    beckers4orangesValued MemberMember

    if you had to betta in the aquarium...alone...for a long time...this tank is now the "bettas tank" due to the lack that he is very territorial...he would attack anything you put in there...even if their compatable....i know...its happened to me...twice