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Fish/Beta Friends?


This is Gunther
This is Gunther  
Hi there,

Just a quick question, do you know if there are any types of aquatic species that can live with a Delta Beta fish? I've read on some animals that was said to work well with Betas, but I know its not the best to always trust the internet. I have a 10g tank for my Beta, Gunther. Is that gonna be too small for any sort of companions? If so, would a 20g be big enough?

If you're not sure, do you anyone that would?



There are plenty of tankmates that will work with Bettas. A 20 gallon is preferred since a 10 gallon will only house a couple of small fish.

When placing tankmates with a Betta, avoid bright colored fish such as Neons and Guppies. Also avoid fin nippers like Barbs and Tetras. Finally, avoid long fin fish such as sailfin varieties and Angelfish.

A few good examples are Mollies, White Clouds, Cory Cats, Otto Cats, Platys, Dwarf Gouramis

Hope this helps you, good luck!



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Richard Hight


I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.


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