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HawgHunter
08-24-2008, 08:33 AM
I have a 20g set up for my wife with a few Neon, Glolight and Black Tetra's....She wants a Betta...will they all get along? I also plan to add some red cherry shrimp at some point.....thanks....Brad

fishlady
08-24-2008, 09:05 AM
as long as the betta is only one.....don't put more than one in there or they will kill one another.....but i had a betta in the tank with my tetras and they got along just fine.....

PhishPhreek
08-24-2008, 09:27 AM
A single male or a small group of females should do well with small tetras.
Be aware that Bettas are carnivores and require high protein food. * They do like live food.
I would think that baby cherry red shrimp would be just too much for a betta to pass up. *http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/00020122.gif

HawgHunter
08-24-2008, 09:35 AM
as long as the betta is only one.....don't put more than one in there or they will kill one another.....but i had a betta in the tank with my tetras and they got along just fine.....

I've had Betta's in the past and know all about their attitudes towards another male....even their own reflextion will get 'em fired up :lol: *But I have never tried to put them in with other fish. So I'll give it a go.



A single male or a small group of females should do well with small tetras.
Be aware that Bettas are carnivores and require high protein food. * They do like live food.
I would think that baby cherry red shrimp would be just too much for a betta to pass up. *http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/00020122.gif

Would the adults shrimp still be in danger?

rrocket2002
08-24-2008, 09:50 AM
Shrimp should be ok if you have some places for them to hide or escape to.

HawgHunter
08-24-2008, 09:55 AM
Shrimp should be ok if you have some places for them to hide or escape to.

I have fake grass in there right now, but nowhere near enough. I'm wanting to go with some tall live grass or something similar and fill it up a bit. Give all the fish plenty of hiding and make them really stand out.

rrocket2002
08-24-2008, 09:57 AM
What kind of substrate is going in the tank?

rrocket2002
08-24-2008, 09:59 AM
You could always go with Moss. *If you are using a HOB filter, I'd tie a net over the intake to prevent pieces of Moss clogging up the filter.

HawgHunter
08-24-2008, 10:15 AM
What kind of substrate is going in the tank?

Don't really know just yet.... I have a thread going now about plants * http://houstonfishbox.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=7067 and can use all the advise I can get.

Krisvalkyrie
08-24-2008, 04:27 PM
I tried putting shrimp in my betta's container - they always killed them. *They didn't eat them, but they were always dead within 2 days.