Betta with guppy fry

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Joel2036, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Joel2036

    Joel2036 Valued Member Member

    Hey I was getting really over crowded with guppy fry from my community tank, so I was forced to put some in with my king betta, I know he might get his lips around one but they look too fast for him, I just wanted to know if the fry would stress him ? He has been a bit more active since I put them in there but maybe he is just having fun

    So do you think it would stress him having around 10 fry

    And how can I tell if he is stressed ?
    The tank is about 6g btw
    Let me know what you think :)
     
  2. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    I don't think it would stress him. Having small, active fish in the tank probably just makes him more active too. They call them "dither fish". Once they are a month or 2 old he shouldn't be able to eat them.
     
  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Lets hope they don't gang up on the betta ;)
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Joel2036

    Joel2036 Valued Member Member

    Thanks for your help ! I have heard about dither fish before but never thought that I could be using the fry as one, the fry are a few different ages from 2 months to under 24 hours old
     
  5. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    It is possible they could be eaten but who knows really. Guppies are quite active so they might bring your Betta out and about.
     




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