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  1. RTBS

    RTBS Member Member

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    I have a 20 gallon long tank with two African clawed frogs...

    Can I add a single betta to this tank?

    If not please let me know what I could add... Thanks!
     

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    ACFs are better off alone. They would probably try to eat the betta.
     

  3. Akari_32

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    Yeah, the betta would get munched.
     
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    Any suggestions for tankmates?
     
  5. Jaysee

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    a golden wonder killi?
     
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    That's it jaysee?
     
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    Well, I don't know much about clawed frogs, but I get the sense that they eat fish so I suggested something that stays at the surface. I don't know how good they are at catching fish, or I would suggest a trio (mating bahavior will leave them vulnerable).
     
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    Well they eat small fish so... Are there any fish over 3 inches suitable for a 20 gallon long tank?
     
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    ACFs will eat (or try to, anyway) anything that they think can fit into their mouths. Lots of people keep them with full grown Fancy Goldfish. Anything thats physically bigger than they are is safe. So, nothing that'll fit in a 20 long lol
     
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    Yeah well I tried.. lol
     

  11. Jaysee

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    The killis get big - 3 to 4 inches. They are very cool fish to keep. They don't do much unless they are eating or mating, both of which they will do everyday. They are voracious predators, so if you are into that you can feed them live foods.
     
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    I think the width of the fish is important, too. I could see the frog sucking it up like a noodle XD
     
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    If the tank were a 29 I would say no way, but because it's a 20 high, there's not much separation between the surface and the bottom so maybe. I find it difficult to find GW killis for sale that are of any size.
     
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    Do you mean 20 long? lol I've only ever seen betta-sized GWs for sale. Not sure how fast they grow, though lol
     
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    yes, that's what I meant - 20 long.

    All I can get are guppy sized fish. They live for a few years, much longer than most killis.

    You can get them that big??
     
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    Have u ever seen an ACF eat a betta?
     
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    Lol I was like "Did I miss something...?"

    Yeah, at PetSmart! They're about 2 1/2-3 inches... Guppy-size... Thats really small o_O
     
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    I've been trying to get some larger females for months....
     
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    Betta are 2.5 to 3 inches?
     
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    yes, and I would expect a betta to be eaten. Not right away, but once it's fins are shredded it can't swim as fast....
     

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