Betta with guppy fry

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

  1. Joel2036Valued MemberMember

    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. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    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. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Lets hope they don't gang up on the betta ;)
  4. Joel2036Valued MemberMember

    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. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    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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