Can you mix betta fish?

A:Bettas can live with guppies, and they can actually be pretty compatible tank mates. Fancy, long-finned guppies will not fare as well as their more subdued feeder guppy relatives and will likely be the recipients of aggression from male bettas, so it is best to avoid the flashy fish with bright colors.

Can you mix different betta fish?

With adequate room, many can be housed together. However, if the tank becomes too crowded, females may start showing territorial behaviors as well. Do not mix males and females in the same tank, other than temporarily for breeding purposes.

Can you have a male and female betta fish together?

Though they are peaceful by nature, male and female bettas cannot cohabitate due to the males' aggression towards the females. However, sometimes short-term arrangements must be made, such as when cleaning the other's tank. In these cases, it is best to only do so for a few hours and to monitor signs of aggressiveness.

What kind of fish can live with bettas?

Feeder guppies are bred for food for larger fish and don't have the bright coloring or long fins like the fancy guppy. This makes them an ideal fish to live with a betta. Guppies are also content living on their own, so adding one as a tank mate is easier than schooling fish.

Can you put 2 female betta fish together?

Unlike male betta fish, female betta fish can live together comfortably in the same tank. When they live together, the cohort is called a 'sorority'. Generally, a good number to keep together is 4-6 female betta fish.

Compatible Tank Mates for Betta Fish

Do betta fish get lonely?

Do They Get Lonely? Betta fish are naturally territorial and should not be housed with any other betta fish because they will fight and injure each other, often resulting in death. They are unlikely to get lonely in their tank; however, if they are in a small tank, they may get bored.

How long do betta fish live?

In the wild, they are less territorial due to the large space they live in - they will only spar, not fight to the death. Betta fish grow to be no longer than 3 inches, typically. Their usual lifespan is 2-5 years.

How many betta fish can live together?

We do not recommend having two males bettas in the same tank, although a male and a female betta can live together, as well as a group of all female betta fish. One betta fish can be enough of a challenge on its own!

How many betta fish can you put in a 5 gallon tank?

Experts recommend that you keep 1 betta fish in a 5-gallon tank. Keeping more than this will overcrowd your tank and stress your fish, and may even shorten their lifespan.

Can 2 female bettas live in a 3 gallon tank?

She'll think her reflection is another betta. Can two female bettas live together in a small tank? The short answer is yes.

How big of a tank do I need for 2 bettas?

20 gallons minimum

Unlike male bettas, who will fight with anything that comes close, female bettas can live in groups. This group is called a sorority. A long, 20-gallon tank is the bare minimum and can hold up to 5 female bettas.

How many gallons should 1 betta have?

Bettas need an aquarium with at least 3 gallons (11 liters), a filter and a heater.

Can you have 2 female bettas in a 10 gallon?

As a general guideline, you can keep 4-5 female bettas in a 10-gallon tank. You may keep up to three male bettas in a separate tank if you use dividers to keep them apart. Unless a professional breeder is using the bettas to procreate, male and female bettas should never be kept together.

Can you put 2 betta fish in a 2 gallon tank?

Absolutely not. Two gallons is too small for any fish. Bettas should be kept in a minimum of 5 gallons. Females should either be kept alone, or in groups of 2 or more.

How old are bettas at Petco?

Because a Betta purchased at a pet shop is often one year old already. Males, in particular, are allowed to fully mature, so their fins and colors are well developed. Females may be sold at a bit younger age, but they will generally be at least six months old when offered for sale.

How long do Petco betta fish live?

Betta fish lifespan.

Betta fish on average live to be 2-4 years old. The length of your betta fish's life is directly related to the environment you keep them in. By maintaining a clean tank and watching their diet, you can help them live a longer life.

Do bettas need a heater?

Yes, Betta fish need an aquarium heater to keep the water warm and temperature maintained.

Can betta fish live in tap water?

Tap water has chemicals like chlorine in it to make it sterile. These chemicals will kill your betta if you don't treat the tap water before introducing it to your aquarium! Water can vary from source to source in density, acidity, minerals and pH.

Is it cruel to keep a betta fish?

In the cruel pet trade, betta fish (aka “Siamese fighting fish”) are fighting for their lives. Pet shops, discount superstores, florists, and even websites sell bettas who are forced to live in minuscule cups, small bowls, and even flower vases.

Do betta fish like to be touched?

Betta fish should rarely, if ever, be petted. It's not good to pet them, as it may remove their natural slime coating, making them prone to certain diseases. Also, never touch them with dirty hands, as bacteria can easily be transmitted through direct contact.

Can you put 4 female betta fish together?

With the proper aquarium setup and fish introduction technique, you can keep more than one female betta fish in an aquarium. Aquariums with multiple betta fish are called “female betta fish sorority tanks”.

Can you put 2 female bettas in a 1 gallon tank?

Yes they can, provided they should have 2 gallon space for each of them..

Should betta fish be fed every day?

It is recommended to feed your betta fish two to four pellets, once or twice per day. Pellets expand when placed in water and are very filling for your betta fish. Freeze-dried or fresh food can be substituted for their pellet feeding 1 to 2 days per week.

Do betta fish need to be fed every day?

A common question we are asked, is “how often do you feed a betta fish?” Given their tropical nature, like most other warmer tanks, bettas need to be fed at least twice a day. This is especially important considering that many betta fish tend to be overfed, receiving large meals infrequently.

How do I know my betta is happy?

A happy betta will swim around their tank daily. Sometimes they will move almost lazily about, and other times they'll flit from side to side quickly. If the betta appears to have no trouble swimming and isn't leaning to the side or struggling, your betta is healthy and happy.