New Betta, searching for tank mates!

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by squirrel, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. squirrelNew MemberMember

    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 thats 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
     
  2. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    what size are the tanks? some sharks get big so I would find out eqataly what type you have.
     




  3. squirrelNew MemberMember

    The betta/frog tank is smaller, approx. 5 gallons and the shark tank is approx. 20 (i think..sorry, im in the wrong house right now, so i'm guessing on sizes, but they should be about right)
     




  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

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




  5. squirrelNew MemberMember

    any ideas for the shark tank?
     
  6. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    is this what it looks like
     
    if so
     
  7. mistycheriValued MemberMember

    I have a Female Beta that gets along good with corys and my male guppies. But I'm not sure about a male Betta.
     
  8. squirrelNew MemberMember


    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, im not sure
     
  9. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    is it a hex tank? that fish will get to big for the tank 24" witch is huge
     
  10. squirrelNew MemberMember

    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
     
  11. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

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

    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.

    Rose
    :)
     
  13. squirrelNew MemberMember

    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???????????
     
  14. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

    i would do something about the big shark first
     
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