New Betta, searching for tank mates!

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Hello All! I just bought a betta yesterday...we have two tanks at home, one currently house a red-tail black shark and a hifin bull shark(we think that's what it is) and the other has a male betta with an african dwarf frog. I JUST read that bettas should be added to the tank last, but I wanted to get a couple more fish to keep my betta a frog company. Am I going to have to move the betta into a bowl (I know its cruel) until I get the other fish added? Also, what are good fish to put in each tank? Any help would be GREAT! ;D
 

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what size are the tanks? some sharks get big so I would find out eqataly what type you have.
 
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The betta/frog tank is smaller, approx. 5 gallons and the shark tank is approx. 20 (I think..sorry, I'm in the wrong house right now, so i'm guessing on sizes, but they should be about right)
 

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I think your betta/frog tank is full bio-load wise. Just abut anything you put in there will out eat the frog.
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is this what it looks like

if so
--HI-FIN BULL SHARK/SHARK CATFISH/WHITE-TIP SHARK CATFISH/JORDAN'S CATFISH/BLACK FIN SHARK CATFISH/COLOMBIAN SHARK/SILVER-TIPPED CATFISH (Arius/Hexanematichthys seemanni)
Hardiness: Moderate
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive to aggressive
Number to Keep: 3 or more
Diet: Omnivorous
Size: 24" long
Min. Tank Size: 475 gal for 3
pH: 6.8-8.0
Temperature: 72-80 F
*This fish has venom glands at the base of its dorsal fin; handle with care
 
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fish_r_friend said:
is this what it looks like

if so
--HI-FIN BULL SHARK/SHARK CATFISH/WHITE-TIP SHARK CATFISH/JORDAN'S CATFISH/BLACK FIN SHARK CATFISH/COLOMBIAN SHARK/SILVER-TIPPED CATFISH (Arius/Hexanematichthys seemanni)
Hardiness: Moderate
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive to aggressive
Number to Keep: 3 or more
Diet: Omnivorous
Size: 24" long
Min. Tank Size: 475 gal for 3
pH: 6.8-8.0
Temperature: 72-80 F
*This fish has venom glands at the base of its dorsal fin; handle with care

thatst exactly what he looks like! what kinda fish can I put in with him and the redtail? the tank is 1'X1 1/2'X2'...however many gallons that is, I'm not sure
 
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its just a rectangular tank, we are gonna keep them in there until they get too big, then we'll buy a bigger tank.. they are really small right now, esp. the redtail
 

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About the 5 gallon, Bettas are the only fish you can keep in there. It is just too small for other tropical fish. :-\
 

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Sorry to say that the Betta tank is full, no more fish or you will have a wild betta. They get more aggressive the smaller the tank they have.

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ya, ive given up on putting more fish in with the betta, but i've still got the other tank that I want to put more fish in! my sharks are gonna get lonely...any ideas???????????
 

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