I disagree that bettas are stressed with other fish. But a 10 doesn’t give you much room to work. In a 10 I recommend snails and large shrimp.Bettaeverything said:
I personally would never suggest doing a betta community tank, since the presence of other fish can significantly increase their stress levels and even if they don't attack their tankmates, can increase their vulnerability to disease. While some betta community tanks succeed, others can fail without warning -- each betta is ultimately an individual, but you're much safer just keeping them alone.Bettaeverything said:
Most people would recommend at least a 20 gallon for a community tank with a betta. In my experience you would likely be fine with 20 gallon but you would want to have a back up plan just in case your betta is very aggressive.Bettaeverything said:
I would really disagree with this. I know someone that kept 5 bettas together in a 55 gallon -- four were sisters. They were perfectly ok for six months, and then overnight, two were killed and a third was badly injured.david1978 said:You can have a bunch of bettas in a 55 with other fish. I totally disagree that they aren't community fish. In a proper size tank they can be happy and healthy. In a 20 a betta with cories or loaches. In a 30 a betta with cories or loaches and a school of slow swimming dull colored fish. The options go up from there.
Good luck on your school of fish. Hope everything works out good for you.Manuel1223 said:From what I’ve read a betta with ember tetras would be good. They are pretty small and stay that way. Not sure if 6 of the ember tetras and a betta would be cutting it close to maxing your tank though. A 20 gal would give you more room. I have a 30 gal and I am working toward having an ember tetra school, with a betta and albino Cory cats. Should look pretty nice I hope!
I'm glad that tank is working for you! That's probably the most success I've heard of.david1978 said:I have 2 males and 13 female bettas together in a 75 with other fish. Its been up and running for 2 years and 4 months now. Quite successfully i may add. Its an amazing setup all the fish have bred very little chasing its just so cool to watch. Thats my experience with them but what would i know.
A 20 gallon long.Bettaeverything said:and may I ask what size tank is yours?
I know tanks like yours are beautifully successful. My first two bettas (males) share a 40 gallon tank with minnows and danios. They did occasionally object to the danios but all in all very peaceful tank. My last Betta was against everything and everyone! The only companion I could get for him was an apple snail.david1978 said:I have 2 males and 13 female bettas together in a 75 with other fish. Its been up and running for 2 years and 4 months now. Quite successfully i may add. Its an amazing setup all the fish have bred very little chasing its just so cool to watch. Thats my experience with them but what would i know.