Hello. I was wondering what fish go well with beta fish. I know they can be agressive. I have even tried to to put a goldfish with it but i think the beta was territorial and attacked it. is there a better way to introduce beta with other fish? If i put a goldfish in the tank first before the beta? also are female or male beta better? i have a 5 gallon tank
I also was wondering.. A filter came with my 5 gal tank. It has a plastic part with holes in it that covers the bottom of the tank and is about 1/2 an inch above the bottom of the tank. it then attaches to a filter that has one of those sponge looking rocks and then air is pumped down into it. what is this if you understand what i have explained and how does it work?
that sounds like an under gravel filter. my tank came with one too, and i was told not to use it, and that they can cause a lot of problems and only experts use them. i ended up going to walmart and getting a regular filter for 20 bucks. i really don't know anything about them, but johnarther uses them and i'm sure he will help you.
sorry i couldn't be of better help. good luck.
also, a 5 gallon tank is pretty small, so i wouldn't have more than three or four small fish in it.
that is for sure. I had 2 goldfish in there but they got the ick and died..
I'm sorry :[ my fish had ick and fin rot and i lost three little babies and a female guppy so i know how you feel. this time make sure you don't over feed and do daily wate'm sorry :[ my fish had ick and fin rot and i lost three little babies and a female guppy so i know how you feel. this time make sure you don't over feed and do daily water changes.
There is more about under gravel filters in another post. They work because the air bubbles in that plastic tube (lift tube) pull water from under the filter. That means the water flows through the gravel. If you have a male betta in the tank, put the bubble machine on low. The air pump needs to be above the aquarium water level, or it needs to have a check valve. The reason is you can start an unwanted syphon if the air pump stops for any reason, e.g., a power outage. It happened to me before I started using check valves, and it makes a big mess.
Female bettas are not as aggressive as male bettas, and you can use the five gallon tank to fatten them up for spawning. The tank is too small for lots of fish, so I would stick with a male betta for show. You may also want to try two or three goldfish but not with a betta.
John is definitely right on this one. In a 5 gallon tank I would stick with just the betta in the tank. 5 gallon's is way too small if you are looking to get into fish more. fine if you want to display one betta or a few goldfish (Very small goldfish).
I have a 10gallon that is way too small and am in the process of establishing a 29 gallon (much to my dismay it is proving to be more difficult then I could imagine). If you get more fish then just the betta I believe that eventually you will need to increase the size of your tank as is the case in my situation.
I love undergravle filters just vacume the gravel at a waterchance and the whole bottom of hour tank is media
Another thing to think about is that goldfish are cold water fish and bettas are tropical fish -- they need much warmer water. Goldfish a big waste producers so your filters needs to be very efficient and you have to change 25% of your water very frequently. In addtion goldfish grown very big -- over 12" long. your set up is so small that there is no way you could keep a goldfish in it.
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I don't think its smart to put any beta fish with any other fish. I had a goldfish a silver fish and a beta in the tank all at once. The silver one died and the gold one died slightly later. They look like they were being eaten alive. Do not put other fish with betas is my advice. If you feel like it's still lonely maybe a snail would suit you? Anything that seems threatening to a beta or seems to be taking a betas territory will be killed.
There are lots of things you can put with bettas e.g ottos, Cory's, adf, and much more!!though you need a least a 15 gallon to house these!! The reason the goldfish died is because it can not go with a beta!!
What fish_lover means is the goldfish is a cold water fish and betta's are a warm water fish! They can't live together. Maybe the tank was too small also, for another thing. Betta's sometimes will attack fish with bright color or large fins, thinking they are a threat.
Yes thank u Carley!!
when i first got my betta, i put him in a 20 gallon with 3 corys, he was territorial even in that size tank. always flaring and ramming the corys, now he is in a 10 gallon alone and is loving it
Goldfish come in different sizes. Some can stay very small.
Most Goldfish come as babies to the pet store. They are small. They are not supposed to stay that way! They only stay that way because of the cramped quarters they are kept in your home. Their organs continue to grow but their length is hindered. Because of that they will eventually die in a few short years, instead of living 20 yrs or so that they are supposed to living in a very large tank or outside pond.
Please read this: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/goldfish-101- 11174823.html
i have found that bettas will not do good with any long-finned or colorful fish that resemble them. no guppies! in my betta tank, i now have 3 silver tetras that the betta gets along very well with. another option is to go to your local pet store and ask an employee about betta tank mates. they will tell you what to do, and how to do it.
This is a old thread. Try not to respond to these, because they push new threads down.
its tricky putting a tank mate with a beta because of their aggressiveness however is possible I would recommend a fish that is really not colorful at all, and is very peaceful minds it's own business and wouldn't bother the beta.. I would probably look at an albino cory catfish they are very hardy fish and easy to take care of, they also are very peaceful and really don't bother any fish they like to stay near the bottom and from I have seen of beta's they stay near the top and a cat fish will also help keep a tank clean because they will eat anything that falls to the bottom, I also recommend getting a bigger tank even a 10 gallon because it will keep your fish happier as you add 5 gallon is a pretty small tank.
Ok cool. Good to know
Hey guys, try not to post on old threads. The 6 yr old question has been resolved. Posting on these old threads pushes the new ones down when people need current help. Thanks.
I have 3 white clouds with 3 female bettas in a 10 gallon with a filter and décor and they are getting along swimmingly! No chasing, no nipping whatsoever.
Maybe you can put in 1 more fish and it would look good.
Hi there tocorndogland,
This is a 6 year old posting. I think the issue has been resolved, please check the date before replying as it just pushes new questions down the list. Thanks.
I have a 20 gallon i'm thinking about if I can put 5 cory catfish and 8 neon tetras.Do you think so? If you do or don't please respond.
And a betta to a 20 gallon