Can i Add a betta

  1. Barb989 Initiate Member

    I Have 5 tiger barbs in a 10 gal. tank could i add a betta fish?
     
  2. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Certainly not. They eat him alive!

    :)
     

  3. sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    I would strongly recommend against it for two reasons:
    1, your tank is already overstocked.
    2, tiger barbs and bettas do not make good tankmates. Bettas generally don't do well as community fish, anyway. They're loners in the wild.
     
  4. raptorsvt79 Well Known Member Member

    i made that mistake when i was a kid...the tiger barbs...made it suffer...they will go for his fins until it dies....please don't...
     

  5. Brainlady Well Known Member Member

    Unfortunately your tank is already horribly overstocked, and with the wrong species. Tiger Barbs would eat the Betta and Tiger Barbs need space to swim and swim and swim. 10 gallons is no good. I have 8 Tiger Barbs in a 55 gallon...
     
  6. Borisbbadd Guest

    I wouldn't, as already said, the tiger barbs will eat him alive.