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tmcbee

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I'm kinda wanting to add more fish to my 55 gallon tank and I'm wanting to know some fish that might live happily with my current fish. I have 6 cherry barbs, 3 fruit tetras, 3 swordtails, and a male betta and a pelco. All of my current fish live peacefully together and no one has yet to nip fins. The betta has only been in this tank for a little while and I will move him if need be, but I would rather not.
 

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You should up the number of tetras for sure to at least 6. I would just add more of your shoaling types rather than busy the tank up with other species.

The betta might be okay. Or you might wake up some day to a tank of shredded fish.

Hard to say with bettas. Always have a backup plan in place.
 

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Would depend how brave you are and how many plan b's you are willing to have. Lol. You could try a betta community. Its risky but if successful its pretty cool to watch.
 
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maggie thecat said:
You should up the number of tetras for sure to at least 6. I would just add more of your shoaling types rather than busy the tank up with other species.

The betta might be okay. Or you might wake up some day to a tank of shredded fish.

Hard to say with bettas. Always have a backup plan in place.
I was thinking about getting some more swordtails and tetras but I was also think about putting the betta in his own tank and getting something along the lines like blue rams since what I have read on them they are peaceful fish. I also was going to get more tetras because they prefer groups of 6, I was wondering if black skirt tetras would school well with the fruit/white skirt. Just some ideas.
 
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