Female Betta Or Not?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by WinterSoldier., Mar 15, 2019.

  1. WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    I was thinking of getting a female betta for my 20 gallon community. This would not be the first time I have had a female in a community, but I was just wondering what everyone thinks.

    Walstad tank,

    Lots of plants

    fish:

    Three platies, two guppies, 5 neons, some snails, a few shrimp and one oto 20181209_182609.jpg
     
  2. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    I would up you ottos and tetras first, then maybe
     
  3. OP
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    WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    Thats, the point, I am trying to get rid of the otos and neons
     
  4. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    Then yes
     
  5. Smalltownfishfriend

    SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    What temp are you keeping the tank at?
     
  6. OP
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    WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

  7. yinoma2001

    yinoma2001Valued MemberMember

    I had a female betta that didn't do well in a community tank. The problem was feeding it b/c it started eating the other fish food flakes, and there was no way for me to feed betta pellets to it b/c the other fish would gobble it up. It got bloated and perished unfortunately.
     
  8. OP
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    WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

  9. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Should be ok but keep an eye on her, she may not play nice with others. Plus any betta will be a glutton given the chance, so watch for that too.
     
  10. OP
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    WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah....I have a plan for keeping her from over eating. My last female community betta over ate and died. NOT letting that happen again
     
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