1 year ago #1
Cobratron
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I have a 29 gallon tank with 2 silvertip tetra and 2 angelfish(one 7 inches long and 3 inches) and BN Pleco. I would like to add my male crowntail betta fish to this tank.

From all the research I gathered there is no clear answer. I suppose I may have to try it out and monitor it closely.

The only fish I'm worried about attacking the betta is the large angelfish. Anyone have any similar experience or advice?

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1 year ago #2
JulieBoyko
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not an expert but from what I've read here is Angelfish and beta's are not at all good together. why do u want to add your betta to the community tank?

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1 year ago #3
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JulieBoyko wrote:
not an expert but from what I've read here is Angelfish and beta's are not at all good together. why do u want to add your betta to the community tank?


I have two male betta fish one in a 5 gallon tank whose been with us for nearly 2 years. The other betta fish is in a .75 gallon tank no filter/heater.

After becoming educated on how to properly maintain a fish I cannot stand to see the betta in the .75 gallon tank.

I'm very limited in space and that's why thought of adding him to the community tank.
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1 year ago #4
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Does the betta flare a lot when you come near the tank? If so, then he is probably more aggressive and it won;t work. If he seems fairly calm, you may have a shot. Normally I wouldn't suggest, but you can give it a try and keep a close eye on the fish. Keep in mind that even if the fish seems okay at first, that could change in a few days.

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1 year ago #5
JulieBoyko
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I've read that angel's can be aggressive. u can try it as Amneris suggested but I would if possible purchase a 2.5 minibow or something like that.

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1 year ago #6
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I did it! Added the crowntail betta fish to the 29 gallon community tank.

There was strategy in play. I added a giant cave and 2 large new plants and shuffled things around the tank to disorient the current fish. Then I just dumped the Betta in there. He got chased twice by the Angelfish but not in a highly aggressive manner.

So far so good let's see how this goes.

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1 year ago #7
wishywashy
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Good call - The addition of hiding places should help. Continue to keep an eye on them. If they settle and get along, great. But always consider the alternative. Breeding partitions are an inexpensive way to give the betta and angel their own territory until a more permanent home is established.

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1 year ago #8
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In case anyone wanted to see this tank in action below is a video I uploaded.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ6w-Gee6bw

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9 months ago #9
Jkris97
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I currently have a 29 gallon tank with the following fish:

2 Male Crowntail Bettas
4 Female Crowntail Bettas
1 young adult Angelfish
2 small Angelfish
1 adult Threadfin Rainbowfish
2 juvenile Threadfin Rainbowfish
4 Cory

Now the housing is temporary until I get a 100 Gallon tank completed, but the point I'm trying to make is that I have no aggression in the tank at all. In fact the larger Angel and the oldest male and oldest female Bettas are actually quite bonded and when we have tried to separate them they get very stressed.

Try it and watch for a few days and see how it plays out. Hopefully it will work for you as it did us.

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9 months ago #10
Cobratron
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Jkris97...that's great to hear and thanks for sharing. Would be cool to see a video of your tank!

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9 months ago #11
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I have a male and female in. separate tanks and a guppy/cory tank. My brother offered me his 39 gallon tank but I said no because I really don't want to worry about them together. Let me know how it goes. Maybe I'll take his tank.

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9 months ago #12
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I had two females together for the last few months. All was good mild chasing, but would eat next to each other and seemed to enjoy each other in a 15 gallon with danios and 3 neon. two weeks ago I had to separate them. I had noticed chasing around by one for a few weeks, but nothing serious. I realized one was mainly hiding and I caught the other female actually chasing with flaring. so for anyone that puts males with males or females have a backup plan ready.

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