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What other type of fish could you keep in the same tank as a Siamese fighting fish?

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2014-05-19 15:20:01
2014-05-19 15:20:01

I can tell you what NOT to keep with a male Betta--you can keep just about anything with a female one, including another female Betta.

Don't keep goldfish with tropicals, and Bettas are tropicals. Goldfish need much colder water than tropicals, and goldfish are extremely dirty fish.

Don't keep any fin-nippers with Bettas, for obvious reasons.

Don't keep them with fish that can eat them--piranhas, Oscars, and the like. You could probably keep one with a small Oscar, but piranhas take bites out of their prey so they're permanently out.

And don't keep any other anabantids with them. Bettas will fight with any anabantid, which means a tank that contains a Betta can't have any Gouramis in it.

Other than that, you can keep pretty much anything you like. And you can keep them in any size tank you like--my Betta is in a 55-gallon aquarium. He thinks he's in heaven.

Answermy son has a fish tank and he has a lot of different fish with his Siamese fighting fish. you don't want to put another male with it or any type of small, fancy fish, like guppies with it.

Hi, I wondered the same question aswell until I decided, like the previous answer, to go with guppies. Bettas are labyrinth fish, they have adapted a new organ to breath air, like gouramis. They need small, peaceful tropical tank mates that won't nip at their fins--- barbs are NOT a good choice. Any kind of guppy(male or female), neon tetras(jumbo), zebra danios, and gouramis. I currently have in my tank 1 betta(male), 1 zebra danio, 2 guppies, 1 glass fish(sold out of the same trop. tank as guppies, though he isn't eating currently, so I'm not positive on that one), and one snail(to eat the algae. Goldfish are another poor choice because they make too much ammonia in the tank for Betta's.

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