Neon Tetras With My Betta And Guppy?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by BettaLover07, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. BettaLover07

    BettaLover07 Valued Member Member

    Im new to keeping tropical fish and I wasn't sure if it is a good idea to add neon tetras to my 10 gallon with my crowntail male betta and guppy. Also they get along just fine and he isn't very agressive. Sometimes if she is in his way he will swim towards her but she just swims away and he quickly loses interest. And if I am able to keep neon tetras how many would be suitable to the tank?
  2. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Definitely not. Not temperature compatible and neons need a bigger tank. You shouldn't even have a betta and guppy together.
  3. jl_1005

    jl_1005 Valued Member Member

    I have first hand experience in a 10g, my betta is also very mild. But he was bullied by the neons and had his fins nipped. I had to separate them.
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  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Nope, I agree with Matt. They are not temperature compatible and neons need 20 gallons minimum.
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree with Matt too.

    If you put the betta in a 5, you could do green neons, which are a species related to normal neons except smaller and suitable for a 10g.

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