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FAQ: Bettas in Community Tanks...Yes or No?
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pluto
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PostPosted: 2004.12.02(Thu)16:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

same here, sure they are nice looking when in a group...but don't move around much Confused they mostly stay in their tight group of 10....what do you think about african butterfly fish?
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PostPosted: 2004.12.04(Sat)9:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen them...I had a snail once, he's still buried somewhere, beneath the sand! Crying or Very sad


Anyhoo, you should all get sand, its much better looking and actually safer for your fish!
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PostPosted: 2004.12.04(Sat)17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think walmart sells sand......
maybe you should try digging for your snail,lol
you can see a pic of the African Butterfly fish in the GAllery under Others
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PostPosted: 2004.12.08(Wed)22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

while I didn't read all of 14 pages of this topic, I can say some things that might help people decide whether to put in Bettas in community tanks or with other Bettas. I have bred Bettas (commonly known as fighting fish in my country) primarily for fighting. At one time, I kept 30 male and 5 female.

but this was when I was still a kid so it's been a long time ago.

anyway, in my experience breeding them, when you put a male together with a female, when the male becomes agressive, it's a bad sign to put that betta in a community tank. when it doesn't become agressive, then the female WILL become the aggressor. although this will present as trouble in breeding that fish in the future, it's a good sign that you can put this fish in a community tank (you still have to be wary of the water current though).
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Kideafish
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PostPosted: 2004.12.09(Thu)6:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Van wrote:
I have bred Bettas (commonly known as fighting fish in my country) primarily for fighting. At one time, I kept 30 male and 5 female.

but this was when I was still a kid so it's been a long time ago.




Thank the lord you no longer do this !!!!
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True_Queen
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PostPosted: 2004.12.21(Tue)11:53    Post subject: Betta+Dwarf Puffer? Reply with quote

Just wondering if having a male betta with two dwarf puffers is OK. I've been warned that the dwarf puffers might nip the fins but so far they haven't. In fact, the male betta was showing aggression torwards the lil' puffs. Anyways, he has lost interest with them. Any suggestions? Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2004.12.21(Tue)15:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey every1, I need to get rid of my Betta, he decided to kill my fish Mad
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PostPosted: 2004.12.24(Fri)19:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bettas do fine in small bowls because they are adapted to glup air from the surface, but they are much happier in a larger area with room to swim. Even though they are calm by nature (except when another male betta is around) they will enjoy the extra room to swim
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PostPosted: 2004.12.31(Fri)15:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to bread bettas but I can't because my local pet store only has males so I am going up to saskatoon in feb so I hope there pet store has femails.
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PostPosted: 2005.01.05(Wed)11:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

ilovebettafish wrote:
I want to bread bettas but I can't because my local pet store only has males so I am going up to saskatoon in feb so I hope there pet store has femails.


If you are intending to do this then you will need a seperate tank for both fish and be prepeared for hard work, but nothing is more rewarding than getting your fry to four months and over in age.

As a successful breeder of Bettas I wish you very Good Luck with your future bettas and any help needed just ask.
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