Bettas and cichlids

  1. convict15

    convict15 Member Member

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    I have some peacock cichlids and was wondering if I could have a betta in with them? I have a 40 gallon tank and only have 3 cichlids would it be ok to add 1 betta? Thx
     

  2. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

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    What???

    :;darthI hate to say absolutely NO to anything, because there is going to be that one case somewhere where it happened to work, but those Peacock cichlids will tear up a betta before you can say "Bob's your uncle." I have cichlids and they will rip any tropical fish to pieces. Of course wait for someone else to weigh in..... but I think I am right here.:;swls:;saber
     

  3. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    I've kept a betta with GBRs, but I would never consider putting them with africans. I think that would be one unhappy betta.
     
  4. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

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    :;bnGerman Blue Rams are so much more pieceful than "regular" Rams. And a lot smaller too.:;tgHappy Easter!!:;fl
     
  5. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    Regular rams? There are two species of rams, bolivians and germans.
     
  6. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

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    What about electric blue or golden rams? Are they just variations of German/Bolivian rams?
     
  7. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    they are both color morphs of the german ram.
     
  8. nippybetta

    nippybetta Well Known Member Member

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    Lets just say rams are 'community fish' and call it done. While a betta might work with rams, peacocks will see a betta as an excellent snack.
     
  9. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

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    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah no. Not gonna happen. By that i mean, they wont live together, the peacocks will live, the betta will not.
     
  10. deon junior

    deon junior Member Member

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    the betta will get absolutly ripped to pieces!
     

  11. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

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    Woops I meant Regular "cichlids". Maybe I should not stay up so late, eh?
     

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