Ep. 1 My Choice Of Betta Fish Tank Mates

Decided to finally man up and make a video where Im talking. In this video I talk about the tank mates I decided to choose for my 20 Long Betta set up. I talk about how the betta fish interacts with my school of neons, otto catfish and ghost shrimp. http://www.bettafishfacts.tumblr.com

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Decided to finally man up and make a video where Im talking. In this video I talk about the tank mates I decided to choose for my 20 Long Betta set up. I talk about how the betta fish interacts with my school of neons, otto catfish and ghost shrimp. http://www.bettafishfacts.tumblr.com

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Salvo Smith
Salvo Smith - 3 years ago
Beautiful tank .
Carter K
Carter K - 3 years ago
Beautiful, simple and not overcrowded. Perfect tank bud
IM_PR0T0
IM_PR0T0 - 4 years ago
What type of cat fish is it?
Something Fishy Juno
Something Fishy Juno - 4 years ago
love the color of your betta. I'm considering getting a Otto for my Betta tank too.
Something Fishy Juno
Something Fishy Juno - 4 years ago
Shawnlyq thank you. I used a bristle nose pleco instead. Lol
Shawnlyq
Shawnlyq - 4 years ago
Careful with the otto though. They really have to eat a lot of algae and they don't really eat wafers =_=
Debbie In Manchester
Debbie In Manchester - 4 years ago
slugs on live plants how do you stop them i do not want them at all in my new tank
jpunch
jpunch - 4 years ago
Wash your plants and substrate thoroughly, you can use tap water but make sure to dip it in some RO/DI water, but it takes a lot of tap water to harm your fish. Hope I helped!
ajaykumar sharma
ajaykumar sharma - 4 years ago
what common food u give them for eat
adam guillemettee
adam guillemettee - 4 years ago
beautiful fish, beautiful tank
Jenny_
Jenny_ - 4 years ago
can a female betta live with 3 corys in a 5 gallon planted tank? Anyone know? Cuz that's what I'm gonna do (I think) :)
CraziePeerson
CraziePeerson - 4 years ago
Jenny most peeps go by the rule of 1 inch per gallon. They have said cories needs to be in a minimum of school of 6 or more, if I were you I won't do it. Your best shot is shrimps or get a bigger tank if you really like to have other fishes with your betta. A lot of people have/had succeed in keeping shrimps with betta fish. I have medium grade painted fire shrimps in my 10 gallon tank and I've been waiting for them to breed before I add a betta fish. (Which will be soon.. Omg I can't wait to get one
Makai Plummer
Makai Plummer - 4 years ago
It looks like a rice patty love the betta as well

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David diaz
David diaz - 4 years ago
I like the shrimp i got cherry shrimp in my tank
TimeLapseCarGuy Bruno
TimeLapseCarGuy Bruno - 4 years ago
super vid..
Silver Gem Accents Sophisticated Brilliance
Silver Gem Accents Sophisticated Brilliance - 4 years ago
Nice set up for a Betta and good choices of tank mates, I would just say with the tetras they are ok in your tank because it is a 20 long but most people have smaller tanks for bettas and tetras although small like to dart about and therefore small tanks are not suitable despite their small size. Also darting schooling fish like tetras do tend to annoy betta fish, your tank is fine because it is big enough but in a smaller tank the betta might get nippy and annoyed with them darting about. Love to see betta fish in properly set up tanks, very nice tank and consideration given to its inhabitants.
Darcie Willis
Darcie Willis - 4 years ago
Beautiful Betta
botanic aquarium
botanic aquarium - 4 years ago
hermano muy lindo tu canal, te invito a ver el mio. y a suscribirte al el. gracias
Nineteen-Eighty two Rampage
Nineteen-Eighty two Rampage - 4 years ago
When the shrimp molt the betta will eat them, it's good for the betta's color.
Biff Danielson
Biff Danielson - 4 years ago
Any experience with betta sorority?
sdjimbob
sdjimbob - 4 years ago
Love the very natural tank with real plants, moss.
Fred Houseal
Fred Houseal - 5 years ago
I've had fish tanks most of my life , and have a lot of knowledge about keeping fish , fresh or salt, but I must say you done a great job on this aquarium , very nice
Lian Juen. Eric Tsang
Lian Juen. Eric Tsang - 4 years ago
Fred Houseal
can you share ?!
Queencool45 AJ
Queencool45 AJ - 4 years ago
I have a question. I have a 10 gallon tank and I want to start a community with it along with my Betta. The fish I want to include is Pygmy Cory's and Ember Tetras. How many Pygmy's and Ember's can I get for their group for that size of a tank?
Anuraag Yarramreddy
Anuraag Yarramreddy - 5 years ago
my betta started to chase  the neons and the neons died of stress 30 min after I got them from a store
Falcon Lover
Falcon Lover - 4 years ago
My betta only chased them once and stoped
ch 20
ch 20 - 5 years ago
Besides the tank being cycled and check parameters, one of the thinks I do when introducing new tank mates is, to get the betta out, introduce the new fish, use stress coat solution; After an hour bring the betta back and make sure the tanks light is off.
Anuraag Yarramreddy
Anuraag Yarramreddy - 5 years ago
 thanks I will check that
Vcvc16
Vcvc16 - 5 years ago
is your tank cycled? Normally if it isn't cycled you will have some deaths in neons even if you didn't have the betta

20. comment for Ep. 1 My Choice Of Betta Fish Tank Mates

Darth Raider
Darth Raider - 5 years ago
Are crowntails more aggressive than veiltails? I went to petsmart and bought a veiltail because he looked calm, while the crowntail was freaking out on me
Maratzr1
Maratzr1 - 4 years ago
oliver karlsson I saw him in the act he bit all of his tail almost then targeted his eyes and well he died I think it was from the bites on the head and eyes 1 eye was almost off his face
oliver karlsson
oliver karlsson - 4 years ago
Marat Issa how do you know it was the betta?
Maratzr1
Maratzr1 - 4 years ago
illest55 it's every betta with his personality like my veil tail 4 inch huge!!!!! Betta he killed a sail molllllllly whaaaa
ch 20
ch 20 - 5 years ago
crowtails are supposed to be the most aggressive of the fancy variety, no doubt.
Mickie Barg
Mickie Barg - 5 years ago
Your betta is beautiful, as is your tank. Thank you for posting.
Бек Шейхзаде
Бек Шейхзаде - 5 years ago
Thats the exact same tank i imagined for myself. Everything is perfect here
Amin Waajid
Amin Waajid - 5 years ago
were did you buy the small catfish
Fish Abrego
Fish Abrego - 5 years ago
I'm sorry what type of catfish is that?
Lachlan Bell
Lachlan Bell - 5 years ago
Otocinclus catfish
Just a meme lord
Just a meme lord - 5 years ago
My Betta us with a panda cory
Roshan Dsouza
Roshan Dsouza - 5 years ago
the most beautiful tank ever... beautiful aquascape, not overcrowded, and well maintained...

good one
Tetra Aquariums
Tetra Aquariums - 5 years ago
I'd also recommend siames algae eaters, pigmy Corydoras or rice fish/paddy fish
Jesse Thiessen
Jesse Thiessen - 4 years ago
I heard Siamese algae eaters are terrible with betta
Weenie Hut Jr's
Weenie Hut Jr's - 5 years ago
where'd you get your Betta? I've been on a pretty big Betta hunt and the overwhelming amount I've seen are all the exact same looking 'walmart' quality most are those crappy red veiltails. I have four Bettas they are the best I've been able to find but they aren't as good looking as yours is.
MudGirl16
MudGirl16 - 3 years ago
Check Ebay, lots of bettas there
brittany harrod
brittany harrod - 4 years ago
Weenie Hut Jr's the bettas at my Petco are pretty impressive! lots of colors and varieties. mine are all really pretty and healthy. Importing one would be amazing, expensive and shipping scares me though!
Weenie Hut Jr's
Weenie Hut Jr's - 4 years ago
brittany harrod hello thanks for your reply! I visit pretty much every Petco(and PetSmart but 95% of PetSmart's are exactly the same and have horrible HORRIBLE quality fish) I find. I did find a gorgeous red/blue/purple big doubletail at Petco last year but unfortunately he developed Popeye the day after I got him and I literally watched his eye explode and he died the next day. all the petcos I've been to have the same crappy bettas except for two locations that usually has several better quality bettas and almost none have the Koi variety. even LFS's don't have really good quality bettas. I went to Asia last December and in Singapore I'd stumbled upon a tropical fish store in one of the countless malls there and the BETTAS WERE SO GORGEOUS they were unlike any betta I'd ever seen in the USA. huge extremely colorful and healthy, even the 20g female sorority tank was beautiful colorful female bettas, what little females I find for sale in the states are colorless and very small. the guy had all his male bettas on a wall in what looked like 2 gallon equivalent glass tanks and they were displaying themselves, they were so amazing. I wish I could had imported a few :( the most expensive was $95. they totally put our common junk bettas in the USA to shame. someday I'm gonna buy an imported one from Thailand.
brittany harrod
brittany harrod - 4 years ago
Weenie Hut Jr's
try Petco, they're basically in every city and even though it's a chain store they always have beautiful bettas. I have 3(separate of course) and they are all unique and beautiful!!
Jordan Walker
Jordan Walker - 5 years ago
+Weenie Hut Jr's If you're still looking try aquabid. Lots of breeders put up their fish for sale on aquabid. Can get a little pricy with shipping but beautiful fish.
LaitRose
LaitRose - 5 years ago
I know it's a pretty old video, but maybe I'll find someone able to answer by question here. Is it possible to have simillar species in a 50 l (15 gallons, I guess?) aquarium (with less/none neons)? And to use red cherry instead of ghost shrimp?
Tetra Aquariums
Tetra Aquariums - 5 years ago
yes it is, as long as your bettas temperament is low but if it's a female it'll be fine

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jahsh k
jahsh k - 5 years ago
still no nipping?
carnapiers
carnapiers - 5 years ago
What tank is this? Your set up is awesome!
Jack.E Johnson
Jack.E Johnson - 5 years ago
that's a beautiful betta
Clare Bowie
Clare Bowie - 5 years ago
Very nice aquarium setup
MrAlternation
MrAlternation - 5 years ago
i cant find ghost fish. Can i get them online?
TRbetta
TRbetta - 6 years ago
Beautiful betta and tank! I recently bought a halfmoon dragon colored betta! Would you like to see the video on my channel and give me your opinion on my tank, please?
xxLIBERTYorDETHxx
xxLIBERTYorDETHxx - 6 years ago
Any problems with the tetra's nipping the Betta's fins? I've been thinking of starting a tank after being out of it for a few years and the last set up I had was a 10g with either guppies or red tetra's, can't remember what was what. But one of those groups of fish were biting the Beta's fins and causing him stress.
Ironiic zero
Ironiic zero - 6 years ago
+xxLIBERTYorDETHxx i have never had issues with tetras such as glowlight, neon, ember etc with my betta. just make sure you have a school 6+
Chelsea Samantha
Chelsea Samantha - 6 years ago
can you put 2 ghost shrimp and 1 Betta fish in a 2.5 gallon aquarium?
LifeWithAndi
LifeWithAndi - 6 years ago
Yes, it should be enough space :-)
Spoder Gaming
Spoder Gaming - 6 years ago
Could I put 1 betta 5 neon tetra and some ghost shrimp in a 10 gallon tank??
Just a Random Dude
Just a Random Dude - 6 years ago
+javier Flores I have my betta with 3 ghost shrimp, 8 neons and 4 corydoras in a planted tank this size :)
Spoder Gaming
Spoder Gaming - 6 years ago
Ok thanks
Crazy fish
Crazy fish - 6 years ago
I really don't know neon tetras need 6+ tetras to school and ghost shrimp die fast and it really depends on the betta to so idk
Gracie Williams
Gracie Williams - 6 years ago
Your an amazing fish keeper and everything and you know WAY more than I do but if your Betta fish is in the corner and is lethargic a lot, then he's probably stressed so I recommend to keep an eye on ur Betta
Saif Seraj
Saif Seraj - 6 years ago
Can a female batta live with guppies???
Gracie Williams
Gracie Williams - 6 years ago
Yes. But just like male bettas, you have to keep an eye out for aggression. But yea they can usually live together easily.
FLPSource
FLPSource - 6 years ago
What fish tank/filter do you have? I just bought a betta for my girlfriend and I know nothing of the subject. I've heard some tanks have a too strong water flow.
GojiFan 2000
GojiFan 2000 - 6 years ago
Do any dull or black colored fish work with bettas? please reply
George Spigner
George Spigner - 6 years ago
Im saving up for a 55 gallon. I plan to have 5 or 7 female betta, maybe 10 cardnal tetras, 10 or so ghost shrimp. How many Cory catfish should I get, and will adding dwarf frogs work? Possibly a couple snails? And would 10 more tetras ( small but a different color) work?
ellis900
ellis900 - 6 years ago
what about black mollies?
somersks
somersks - 5 years ago
+ellis900 they can't live with bettas
somersks
somersks - 5 years ago
+ellis900 they can't live with bettas
TexasEdd
TexasEdd - 6 years ago
Great video + information. Thanks for posting :)
Narscilla
Narscilla - 6 years ago
Such a beautiful tank, are those real plants? And if they are what types?
Aaron Terantino
Aaron Terantino - 6 years ago
You have a really sweet tank mate! Love the contrast of colours, well maintained too.
Joshua Hess
Joshua Hess - 6 years ago
Can you keep guppies with betta?
motormous3
motormous3 - 6 years ago
Check my channel

50. comment for Ep. 1 My Choice Of Betta Fish Tank Mates

SKYMASTER Spen
SKYMASTER Spen - 6 years ago
Really cool tank and Betta dude! Also if you like the neon tetras, have you ever thought about cardinal tetras? they are a teeny bit bigger than neons, but have a full red stripe rather than half and brighter blue. +Ismael Cruz
Olitz Hair
Olitz Hair - 6 years ago
How long do ghost shrimp live or how long have yours lived? When you clean the tank do you remove them or can they stay? Do you do 50% water changes or 100? Sorry quite a few questions but I really want a Betta but not before I know everything about them.
Jack smith
Jack smith - 6 years ago
This should awnser most questions


Dont get a bowl get a tank with a good filter (Ive recently got a 6 gallon) but anything above 2 is good enough but the bigger the better. Make sure your tank is cycled! Mine wasnt fully cycled and i had high nitrite levels because of this. I do 25 percent water changes every 2 weeks because i only have 1 betta. Dont do 100% water changes because it takes out the good bacteria and will undo the cycling of your tank. Bettas also need a heater i set mine at 80F and he seems happy with that. Obviously put dechlorinator/conditioner in your water and your set.
You'll probably know this but dont put 2 male bettas together
Good luck
Aborted fetus
Aborted fetus - 6 years ago
Also my ghost shrimp have lived for 6 months so far but my betta is chill, every betta is different so test it out when you get a betta put 4 ghost shrimp with him if he kills them well you know he can't be kept with them
Aborted fetus
Aborted fetus - 6 years ago
I can help you, even though this was a month ago so you probably already have one, it depends on the setup if you have it in a bowl you do 100% water change every 3 days if in a setup like his you do 20% weekly or 30 every two weeks
Zed Zul Zorander
Zed Zul Zorander - 6 years ago
I guarantee those shrimp aren't alive any more. Probably not much past a few months in that tank.  Ghosties don't last very long...
Aborted fetus
Aborted fetus - 6 years ago
Mine have I've had mine for about six months now with a betta tetras and Mollie's in a twenty long. (P.s im not overstocked only one of the Mollies is an adult the rest are fry)
Lauren Nathan
Lauren Nathan - 6 years ago
Great tank. I would love to know what plants and filtration you have. New to any tank, but working on my first planted betta... I had 5 red cherry shrimp they were tons of fun but all became food.. After 2 weeks I'm still waiting on my driftwood to sink and need to more densely plant my tank before I add more RCS
Jack Hamster
Jack Hamster - 6 years ago
Hey man the tank looks great and well thought too! but arent those speakers blasting going to mess with the fish?
Jo-Sheena Turner
Jo-Sheena Turner - 6 years ago
Is.it.beat to get the betta fish first and then introduce the tank mates or.shouldnt just put them all in together so the betta doesn't get used to the tank first? And if I get a 10 gal. Tank would 1 betta, some ghost shrimp, a snail, a cplCori or Otto catfish and a American dwarf from be able to live together? My son want them.for his bday and I really need advice.. Thanks
Anal Avocado
Anal Avocado - 6 years ago
Put the other fish first
Rachel Wilton
Rachel Wilton - 6 years ago
+Jo-Sheena Turner he would be fine with a catfish , but I would just be aware that although they are small they can get really big , so go for a smaller type or even maybe go for some shrimps  
Jo-Sheena Turner
Jo-Sheena Turner - 6 years ago
+Rachel Wilton
Ok, thank.you :-) I believe we're getting a 10 gal tank so I'll get it set up and get the betta and a cat fish and see how that works out..hope.I luck out and get not so aggressive one
Rachel Wilton
Rachel Wilton - 6 years ago
Hiya first of all I set up my tank for a week then I added Rasboras , then a week later I added my betta fish, then a week later added mollies, its always best to add slowly as if you put them all in together they could end up dead or really sick. If youre son really wants a betta , get the tank set up, then add the betta and maybe a catfish , then a week later add a couple more, Its depends on the size of your tank, don't be tempted to overstock.
PokieMech
PokieMech - 6 years ago
that's a beautiful betta :)
Ironiic zero
Ironiic zero - 6 years ago
I said the exact same thing when I watched it. I prefer crowntails striking looks but damn this betta is hot
Will F
Will F - 6 years ago
Whats the cat fish called?
Balhiem Amanhui
Balhiem Amanhui - 6 years ago
Otocinclus
Christine Eastburn
Christine Eastburn - 6 years ago
Also, are those all live plants in your tank?
Warpath1337
Warpath1337 - 6 years ago
+Christine Eastburn why is Christine Eastburn so cute???
April Smith
April Smith - 6 years ago
I was wondering that too...Some of the plants look fake, :)
Unrated Account
Unrated Account - 6 years ago
I see a moss ball, anubias nana, some kind of Val, I'm not a plant guy so I may be wrong. 
Christine Eastburn
Christine Eastburn - 6 years ago
Thanks for answering the questions~
hobbo joe
hobbo joe - 6 years ago
He even said it was a planted 
hobbo joe
hobbo joe - 6 years ago
He said it was a dirted tank why would you put fake ones just take a wild guess
Christine Eastburn
Christine Eastburn - 6 years ago
Doesn't he jump out of your tank? Nice setup.
Brianna Harter
Brianna Harter - 6 years ago
a betta won't jump if it feels it's tank is large enough.the reason why bettas jump is cause they think they are in a puddle about to dry up so they jump in hope of finding a bigger water system.
Tex-Dubbzy
Tex-Dubbzy - 6 years ago
Hi
matrex Foxx
matrex Foxx - 6 years ago
Can you explane you set up like what plants you have an so on an how to set all that up
Wyatt Porter
Wyatt Porter - 6 years ago
Hey I just added a new platty to my tank and my betta is following him around flaring and I don't want him to get too stressed. Is there anything I can do to calm him down pls help thanks.
peircy22
peircy22 - 6 years ago
do your ghost shrimp ever jump??
ThePetLife
ThePetLife - 6 years ago
really like the way your tank is laid out, it actually made it look like a bigger tank to me, really nice :)
DiamondTeardrop6
DiamondTeardrop6 - 7 years ago
I want to get a 3 gallon filtered/heated tank for my Betta and one ghost shrimp, will that be enough space for them both?
Name
Name - 6 years ago
You could get another ghost shrimp probably.
Calvin Chan
Calvin Chan - 7 years ago
nice tank!  feel relaxed when looking at it~~
irThumper
irThumper - 7 years ago
What are the plants?
baltofanforever
baltofanforever - 7 years ago
I have a wonderful community tank with one male betta, five neon tetras, four other types of tetras, two guppies, one cory catfish, one pleco bristle nose, & an african dwarf frog. So you can have other fish with a betta for sure. My betta loves his tank mates & doesn't seem care about them too much he has a friendly personality through & isn't too aggressive.
baltofanforever
baltofanforever - 5 years ago
+Jo-Sheena Turner 20 gallons
Jo-Sheena Turner
Jo-Sheena Turner - 6 years ago
How big is your tank?
Joeby Whler
Joeby Whler - 7 years ago
DAAMN that betta is pretty
andy garcia
andy garcia - 7 years ago
Can you tell me what you ffed the shrimps and the oto catfish
T-Zay
T-Zay - 7 years ago
I wonder if upside-down catfish are compatible.  I want to get one, they are SO cool. Beautiful aquarium btw.
Darren Bunch
Darren Bunch - 7 years ago
Love your fish and set up, im new not even bought my tank yet, ive watched all your videos, were is the best sight abd help for on the betta fish please thank you
fashioninsta babe
fashioninsta babe - 7 years ago
you have a pretty beta fish
Mach Jingjit
Mach Jingjit - 7 years ago
Where do you put your thermometer?
Albin Henneberger
Albin Henneberger - 7 years ago
what plants do you have?
Joe Nelson
Joe Nelson - 7 years ago
What would you recommend having in a ten gallon aquarium along with one male betta?
Leiruz 04
Leiruz 04 - 7 years ago
do you pump CO2 for your grass....? is it necessary?
Travis Tran
Travis Tran - 7 years ago
what is the name of the tank and where to buy it
Travis Tran
Travis Tran - 7 years ago
good choice of tank mates,  seems to working best w Betta
Badandy538
Badandy538 - 7 years ago
Bettafish? I though they were just called Betta.
Steven Nyborg
Steven Nyborg - 7 years ago
how many gallons is your tank?
Kayti VT
Kayti VT - 7 years ago
I must say you have a truly beautiful setup. I'm an avid fan of planted aquariums and I love that yours is literally bursting out and growing beyond the water. It looks so natural and beautiful that way. Bravo on you and an excellent video as well!
Kayti VT
Kayti VT - 7 years ago
I am curious as to what your lighting setup is as well as what plants you have. What is the WPG on your set up? I saw some hygrophilia ("water sprite") and what appeared to be a compact sword of some kind... and of course the marimo moss ball. Was that a dwarf papyrus species in the corner?
Jade Stone
Jade Stone - 7 years ago
Hi, I wanted to know what type of plants you have in the background! Are the plants real or decoration? What are they called?  What type of filter is that? What is the brand name? You have an awesome tank! 
Vanessa R
Vanessa R - 7 years ago
Ive got a 5 gallon aquarium started  a few days ago, no fish yet but i'm thinking of getting a beta.. I think they are beautifull!! Do you think I can put neon tetras in there? how much? what do you think I should put with a betta? and do i put the betta first? the other fish first? at same time? thanks!
dreamer exe
dreamer exe - 7 years ago
Great planted you have got. Its visually relaxing to watch. Great job
freddie flowers
freddie flowers - 7 years ago
I also have a planted tank with ghost shimp and rummy nose tetra do you think I would be able to introduce a betta
Amy Clack
Amy Clack - 7 years ago
Your neons look like they have white spot
N7407F
N7407F - 7 years ago
how do you keep the betta from eating the food for the other fish and shrimp? also could i do this in a 5 gallon tank?
FeatMilky
FeatMilky - 7 years ago
Betta need at least 5 gallon tanks to themselves so unless you have a bigger tank its usually not a good idea for tank mates at only 5 gallon
N7407F
N7407F - 7 years ago
you have a beautiful rose halfmoon betta, where did you get him?
Gustavo Rodriguez
Gustavo Rodriguez - 7 years ago
how did you cycle your tank?
Tony Tanks
Tony Tanks - 7 years ago
nice Betta!! also like the layout, is very natural
Johanan Micaiah
Johanan Micaiah - 7 years ago
U shld get at least another oto catfish as they are social fish and need to have at least another one of their own species :)
Ozzy Oz
Ozzy Oz - 7 years ago
Betta*
Ozzy Oz
Ozzy Oz - 7 years ago
I've noticed that beta fish don't mess with fish bigger then them. So I keep my beta fish (he's pretty small) with mollies.
Amy Clack
Amy Clack - 7 years ago
Molly's and bettas normally peck at each other and the find get damaged what can stress the fish out to make them die early
Mason Billington
Mason Billington - 7 years ago
Bro that's a awesome natural tantrum
Sonny Clark
Sonny Clark - 7 years ago
could I just have all female bettas? in a community 20 gallion tank? or maybe 4 female and 1 male in a 20 gallion tank
or could i have 3 neon tetra 3 female bettas and 1 male some one please help me im geting a 20 gallion tank soon please help!
Amy Clack
Amy Clack - 7 years ago
Well i have been proven wrong by my aquatics shop owner friend/family member he has in his display 4+ females in with one male all the time and he sells them like this and he never had anyone come back or had any die on him with them being together what has now made me plan to get females for my tank he said as long as male is passive
Sonny Clark
Sonny Clark - 7 years ago
i know im talking about having them in a 20 gallon tank though
Amy Clack
Amy Clack - 7 years ago
Male and female are the same in anger best not to mix them or have more than one in a small tank best to have a really large tank with loads if plants and rocks and other hiding spots for them but even then u have the risk of a fight and some being killed and I would say only put females in the large one together males I would say have a 3ft-4ft-7ft with again loads implants and hiding places and I would only put 2 in the tank but have a separator to make sure everything will work out fine before they get close to each other but again u might lose one or both
Alice Passos
Alice Passos - 7 years ago
In 200l u can have even two males if u want to and ur thank have enough plants, but in the aquarium that he have, I don't think so
hiroyan san
hiroyan san - 7 years ago
+Alice Passos
i've got one male and two females in a 200l planted tank and the male is way too lazy to chase them, well once in a time he does but the females are more agile and he instantly gives up, they are more female loving when they are younger but most of the males won't be fast enough to really bother a female even in a smaller tank, they have to put too much effort in the chase
Tony Tanks
Tony Tanks - 7 years ago
I keep My Male Betta with 3 females with no problem
Alice Passos
Alice Passos - 7 years ago
You can have 4 or 3 females but don't put a male with them, and neon tetras should live in groups at least 5.
Sonny Clark
Sonny Clark - 7 years ago
could I just have all female bettas? in a community 20 gallion tank?
SusanaCCA
SusanaCCA - 7 years ago
great job
Lena Liang
Lena Liang - 7 years ago
Fantastic vid! I am a major betta fan and i have 2 bettas.

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leegoo484
leegoo484 - 7 years ago
I had a big red male betta that gradually ate his way through a small school of neons and cardinals.  He would catch them after the lights were off and the room was lit only by the television and a table lamp at the other end of the room.  I had no idea where the test were going until I caught him with a neon in his gullet and just the tail sticking out.  I am sure there are some bettas which would ignore the tetras as too much effort to catch, but there are exceptions.
Surf&Turf Critter Keeper
Surf&Turf Critter Keeper - 7 years ago
Love the beta and the tank
Jo Se
Jo Se - 7 years ago
I love your tank.   I have two Bettas in separate tanks and then we got a saltwater and that became our big focus.   I want to add plants and some tank mates to at least one of my Betta tanks.   Thanks for the ideas.   I would love to have all of these.    :)
jairo vasquez
jairo vasquez - 7 years ago
African dwarf frog??
jairo vasquez
jairo vasquez - 7 years ago
African dwarf frog??
jairo vasquez
jairo vasquez - 7 years ago
Awesome tank!10+
xXStillDOLL
xXStillDOLL - 7 years ago
Love your setup. Looks so natural.
Ay H.
Ay H. - 7 years ago
your tank is beautiful !!
Ay H.
Ay H. - 7 years ago
your tank is beautiful !!
Daniel Reyes
Daniel Reyes - 7 years ago
for tropical fish you want to keep the temp between 72 and 80 degrees with 78 degrees being the ideal temp
swift nimbus
swift nimbus - 7 years ago
Do visit my channel on betta tank mates which consists of oto, corydoras
Tali Porter
Tali Porter - 7 years ago
I have a baby Beta in a 10 gallon, should I get some tetras
Tali Porter
Tali Porter - 7 years ago
Cool
Adair
Adair - 7 years ago
Whats the smallest tank you would recommend for an oto & a betta? Minimum of 10 or 20 gallons with lots of plant coverage & hiding spots?
CarKidTj
CarKidTj - 7 years ago
this guy is cool!
Faye Pelsmaeker
Faye Pelsmaeker - 7 years ago
I am planning to keep a betta with neon tetra's, but someone told me that I shouldn't because neon tetra's require a lower temperature than betta splendens, and will die faster when kept too warm (wat thinking of heating my tank to 76 F). What is your experience with this? how do the tetra's fare? what temperature do you keep your tank, too hot for the tetra's or too cool for the betta?
GrayThe28
GrayThe28 - 7 years ago
when cleaning your gravel do you remove them?
TheThunderCunt
TheThunderCunt - 8 years ago
Most people will freak out and say none and that 2.5 is too small for the betta too begin with, which is technically true, but honestly having 2 small ghost shrimp in your tank won't kill your fish and it will be fine, as long as they don't bother each other.
ChingHern Tay
ChingHern Tay - 8 years ago
Do you put co2 in you tank?
sagesagtesage
sagesagtesage - 8 years ago
Awesome! But I'd give a betta a cave, like a clean clay plant pot or something more aesthetic, but if he's hiding in the bushes he might feel nice in a dark cave once in a while. He may be a shy fish. Or not, but I'd meet him half way and give him a secret place to hang out. So he doesn't have to be on parade when he feels like staying under the covers. I'd offer a cave to most fish, but some seem to really need one for their own reasons, not even a betta thing. Just that particular fish.
kennyb0y1597
kennyb0y1597 - 8 years ago
You have a beutiful betta sucks that i got a 20 dragon scale...
abi hernandez
abi hernandez - 8 years ago
do you only have one oto in there?
RightWingReefer
RightWingReefer - 8 years ago
Strips lose skin which means you have to clean the tank more
MysticANGEL
MysticANGEL - 8 years ago
are your neon's the small are larger ones?
pao joy
pao joy - 8 years ago
how do you keep ur tank so clean?
L C
L C - 8 years ago
With gold fish
L C
L C - 8 years ago
You an put danios
natalieoca
natalieoca - 8 years ago
what do the ghost shrimps do? do they like to eat algae like the otos or do they look for food on the bottom??
natalieoca
natalieoca - 8 years ago
what kind of betta is that? its gorgeous!!
Waterdraakje achtenzeventig
Waterdraakje achtenzeventig - 8 years ago
Wich do belong in a larger tank than this one.
Allthingsbright Andbeautiful
Allthingsbright Andbeautiful - 8 years ago
Thanks for the recommendation on the Otto. I have a Pleco and he is getting too big. My pet store will take the pleco when he gets too big in trade, and I'm going to see if I can get an few Ottos. I have a male Betta with coryies, danios, neons and a female pleco. ( I have a video up showing them all happy together.)
NiyoNation
NiyoNation - 8 years ago
this video is some sh*t.. im kiddin. nice vid!
MARVELous
MARVELous - 8 years ago
silver dollars work fine
ShyraSmith
ShyraSmith - 8 years ago
i have one male betta fish and one female in the same tank and i am going to put a tetra in the tank and a cat fish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Higgins
The Higgins - 8 years ago
so I wana start a new tank is it recommended to use/have neons with a betta?
MrFish131
MrFish131 - 8 years ago
Beautiful tank!
MrFish131
MrFish131 - 8 years ago
I have 8 neons, 2 Otto fish, and 1 ghost shrimp w/ my delta tail male Betta in a 5.5 gallon tank.
bader almajed
bader almajed - 8 years ago
Love your tank
Sindy Gyerman
Sindy Gyerman - 8 years ago
do u put male or female battas is that tank?
O'Neil Walls
O'Neil Walls - 8 years ago
i like the tank the tetras really complement the betta and the cat fish is fo cool!
Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez - 8 years ago
Nice tank and what kind of camera are you using it has great mega pixels.
Glaceonmaster89
Glaceonmaster89 - 8 years ago
I brought a Cory cat in and my betta Mars a female vailtail and she tried to kill Cora so I moved Cora to a different tank
Janssen Garcia Santos
Janssen Garcia Santos - 8 years ago
you can get 20 at a time because they are only small if you buy dirty big fish like oscars only aloud 2 at a time
Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland - 8 years ago
I had a catfish and he lived for quite a long time, I didn't put any other conditioner but the betta's, also ghost shrimp are two large for the betta to consume
Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland - 8 years ago
I have a Betta too, he's all black cause I heard that to more brighter the color the more stress he's been through.. lol might sound weird but anyway.. a bit after I got him I went to the pet store and got a little catfish like yours, they were doing super well. My betta usually comes out of hiding and greats me when I enter the room but recently his friend died and he no longer greats me.. he stays in hiding, only when I have food does he come out. Should I get him another friend?
Ryan's Tanks
Ryan's Tanks - 8 years ago
I went to go buy some ghost shrimp, catfish and maybe a dwarf frog at Petsmart to add to my 5.5 Gal Betta tank..the lady asked about it and then said that he would eat the ghost shrimp and because my water only has betta conditioner in it, the frog and catfish would die..so she tole me to buy this other conditioner and bacteria suplament and told me to come back in three days to buy a snail and frog. Is this necessary? did you have to set up your water before adding other fish to the betta?
legna fishbetta
legna fishbetta - 8 years ago
Freaking awesome! Thanks Love your little dude!
Ross Tiffen
Ross Tiffen - 8 years ago
Bunch of questions. What driftwood doesn't discolor the water? How do you maintain ghost shrimp(they always die)? What's the name of the catfish? and What kind of Substrate is that?
Jono b
Jono b - 8 years ago
Can you put red cherry shrimp in
Alex Viloria
Alex Viloria - 8 years ago
Are the plants in ur tank real or fake
cormann1988
cormann1988 - 8 years ago
What kind of betta is that? I know it's not a crown tail or a regular betta.
bluesun2662
bluesun2662 - 8 years ago
Beautiful tank!!
dlouievel
dlouievel - 8 years ago
and what about red cherry shrimps?
dlouievel
dlouievel - 8 years ago
whats good in a 3 gallon with bettas?
Welc
Welc - 8 years ago
I know this video is old but ive got a small tank about 17 Litres could I put any of tese with a betta fish?
RandomChannell1
RandomChannell1 - 8 years ago
what temperature do I have to set for the tank, and will 10 gals be big enough? And what food>? sry for my ignorance, thanks for reading
Shireen Sudhakaran
Shireen Sudhakaran - 8 years ago
By the way, where did you get those ghost shrimp, because i've only seen them being sold as livefood. I live in Malysia
Shireen Sudhakaran
Shireen Sudhakaran - 8 years ago
You should keep at least four otos together so they will feel safer. You also should feed it algae wafers or/and sinking pellets once a day every time the lights go off at night.
saranparm1
saranparm1 - 8 years ago
Dont bettas kump thats how mime died
westone4u
westone4u - 8 years ago
ghost shrimp look cool BUT...they eat your fish,or your fish eat them,they also stress betas out...it is like fleas on a dog,eventually that flea will gbe big enough to grab the dog by the tail...seriously ghost shrimp eat bettas!!!
westone4u
westone4u - 8 years ago
the neons are looking at him,he is crawling away up into the weeds
Case Ziiro
Case Ziiro - 8 years ago
Don't hold it against us for not knowing lol. This was the early 90's before the internet really went mainstream.
Case Ziiro
Case Ziiro - 8 years ago
When I was a kid, my dad had a 55gal tank just like this minus the the Betta and the otto catfish (we had a plecostomus). Neon Tetras, ghost shrimp, the pleco, a couple angelfish, a crawdad, and a butterfly fish (Pantodon bucholzi, not the one most ppl know). Everyone got along really well.... Then we started adding cichlids... HUGE mistake. They're really pretty but mean as all hell, It eventually turned into a cichlid tank with a pleco. We thought maybe a Betta would do ok with them, nope :-(
leigh hunter
leigh hunter - 8 years ago
Great video!
Una Familia En New York Vlogs
Una Familia En New York Vlogs - 8 years ago
Love your tank...can you post a video on your tank cleaning
magneticglass
magneticglass - 8 years ago
What species is your Betta? Hes One of the most beautiful Bettas ive seen. :-)
Darth & Kali
Darth & Kali - 8 years ago
What a stunning tank
logan yang
logan yang - 8 years ago
it is a beautiful fish iridescent blue and white looks good in a beautiful tank set up
Dustin Jolley
Dustin Jolley - 8 years ago
I have 4 ghost shrimp, one Kuhli Loach, one Snail, and one Crowntail Betta.
Carlos Erzkaul
Carlos Erzkaul - 8 years ago
Very Nice Tank * Love this open stile
René Houston
René Houston - 8 years ago
what tipe off batte is he
Cobalt
Cobalt - 8 years ago
how do you keep your tank so clean? do you vacuum a lot?
Donquixote Doflamingo
Donquixote Doflamingo - 8 years ago
can you mix guppies and bettas
nZuR
nZuR - 8 years ago
what type of betta is that
DSON93209
DSON93209 - 8 years ago
Dang bro nice tank
GiggadyGoo21
GiggadyGoo21 - 8 years ago
how did you get your beta fish to have such a full tall?
RagedPanda00
RagedPanda00 - 8 years ago
Why are my male bettas fins always clamped or like half clamped and one is very lazy unlike my females which are fine...
sunshineandish
sunshineandish - 8 years ago
great vid man..bettas are def. fun to watch...ha
YessiBubble
YessiBubble - 8 years ago
beautiful aquarium! I'm trying a 5 gallon w/ beta and neon tetra but I also want to get otto catfish and ghost shrimp like you! i have heard that beta would eat the shrimp so you have any problem there with you? And do you know whats the best environment for neon tetras? Mine seem to stay in one place i don't know if they are comfortable with their tank or not ( i have very few planted bamboo sticks)
Kat
Kat - 8 years ago
That is such a lovely tank! I've been obsessing over a bigger tank for weeks now, I want it to look just like that. One question though, is a betta likely to jump out of that without a lid of some sort? I heard they were jumpers.
Ismael Cruz
Ismael Cruz - 8 years ago
Yea hes super interactive lol
Brent Bailey
Brent Bailey - 8 years ago
haha your bettas cute he seems to like the camera..
SurprizdArv'n
SurprizdArv'n - 8 years ago
i was wondering what i should do: a) put my neon tetras first then my betta b) put my betta in first then my neons which should i do?
mizzdemy
mizzdemy - 8 years ago
What temperature do you keep the tank w/ the ghost shrimp in there?
idkwhereiamhelp1
idkwhereiamhelp1 - 9 years ago
what tankmates could i give my betta in a 5.5 gallon?
Zak Harner
Zak Harner - 9 years ago
Thanks this really helped.
Ismael Cruz
Ismael Cruz - 9 years ago
Thanks :D you should check out what my aquarium looks like now
joren70
joren70 - 9 years ago
Dude, that is one of the most beautiful beta tanks I've ever seen!! grtz
lolboysz
lolboysz - 9 years ago
Wow I love In California as well I have a question how do u feed your Betta without it eating the neon tetras food or the neon tetras eating the bettas food I'm wanton neon tetras but was wondering how for them to avoid each others food or they might get sick or somethin sorry for the long comment thx pls respond
TheHaloChief117
TheHaloChief117 - 9 years ago
is that a real live moss ball or a synthetic one. If it's real, where'd you get it?
jimmy bob
jimmy bob - 9 years ago
I have a splendens veil tail beta with 5 rummy nose tetras and two spotted corys. but i love your set up too.
Ismael Cruz
Ismael Cruz - 9 years ago
Thank you, for sure i'll make sure I check out your tanks :D
puffin stuff
puffin stuff - 9 years ago
beautiful set up... its nice to see a set natural sr up like you have ,,,real eco systym you have going on,, keep up the good work.....check my tanks too let me no what you think....
Ismael Cruz
Ismael Cruz - 9 years ago
I use dirt under my gravel so that helps with keeping my live plants. I'm not using CO2 in this aquarium but Im thinking of trying it out on a 60 gallon that I own
Ismael Cruz
Ismael Cruz - 9 years ago
California. Why?
jj murphy
jj murphy - 9 years ago
is it difficult to keep live plants and also do u use a co2 system
JunWei98C7
JunWei98C7 - 9 years ago
Where do you live?

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