betta may be eating silver dollar

  1. t

    taro5201 New Member Member

    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

    Marc Well Known Member Member

    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

    chickadee Fishlore VIP Member


  4. b

    betta waita New Member Member

    he proly is.
     
  5. R

    RoboDude Valued Member Member

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

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

    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.

    Dino
     
  7. J

    Jon Well Known Member Member

    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. b

    beckers4oranges Valued Member Member

    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