King Betta (giants) Question

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Madison Lancaster, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Madison Lancaster

    Madison Lancaster New Member Member

    I currently have a 6.7 gal fish tank that has one cardinal tetra and 3 buenas aires tetras and 2 ghost shrimp. My crayfish passed away just a few days ago. Any who, would it be alright if I got a king betta. I know they are large and need a lot of space to grow, but I have researched them and I know I can handle it. Would he be alright in this community tank?
  2. D

    DutchAquarium Well Known Member Member

    your tank is way to small for what it has right now. you need a minimum of 20 gallons for the tetras. tetras are a schooling species and need at least 6 of the same species per aquarium. the king betta needs at least 10 gallons.
  3. Demeter

    Demeter Fishlore VIP Member

    Neither of those tetras species is suitable for anything under 20gals mainly because they are schooling species that need at least 6 of their own kind and space to swim about.

    A 6.7gal is a bit of a squeeze for a giant betta, but if kept alone it would be alright IMO.

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