Bettas and cichlids

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by convict15, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. convict15Valued MemberMember

    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 LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember


    :;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. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    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 LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

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

    Regular rams? There are two species of rams, bolivians and germans.
  6. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

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

    they are both color morphs of the german ram.
  8. nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    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. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

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

    the betta will get absolutly ripped to pieces!
  11. Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

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

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