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Default My NAUGHTY betta

I had a lovely and peaceful 40 gallon tank with;

Diamond Tetras x6
Neon Tetras x6
Peppered Corys x5
Fancy Goldfish x2
Sword Tails x3
Guppies x3
Danios x4
Apple Snails x5

Then i decided to get a betta, well the first week was great, it stayed in its corner minding its own business, he's now come out of his shell and become more confident. Now he patrols the tank as if its his and starts flairing up when ever a fish gets within 30cms of him......he is SOOOO naughty lol

Any ideas on how i can calm him down, at the moment he's like a shark on cocaine lol
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Default Re: My NAUGHTY betta

that last sentence made me lmao
if it was my tank and he wasn't doing any harm let him be
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No he's not doing any harm, i just think its a bloody cheek that he's claimed the tank for himself, he's a classic dictator!!! lol

I do love him though, he makes me laugh
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I'm afraid he probably won't calm down. Bettas are mostly solitary fish, and many don't do well with tankmates....especially colourful fish that can be nippy. I would keep a close eye on things, as trouble can start at any time. He may harm some of those fish, or some of the nippy fish(neons, tetras) may harm him...
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Default Re: My NAUGHTY betta

I am tending to go with Sharon, bettas mixed with other long finned colourful fish will always be a problem to the betta as he will see them as a threat (a bit like looking at himself in a mirror) - pretty long fins are all he is seeing.

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I actually tried my new guy, Scotty, with my Cardinals, and Neons. Although I didn't see any aggression, and I was watching closely, Scotty's behavior was not quite right. He was suddued, and timid. I moved him into a 10 gal. on his own, and he is now behaving normally, and quite active.
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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My Betta has been in the tank with my Mollys, Swords and Loach. They all get along very well. At feeding time Pretty Boy goes to the top corner for his special food and and they are all happy. He has a cave that he hides in a lot and I am pretty sure it is him helps me keep the fry population down. They are just one happy family.
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