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Betta with Harlequin Rasboras and?????

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Fweatherz, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Fweatherz

    Fweatherz New Member

    Jul 9, 2019
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    This is my fist time setting up a community tank with a male betta as the centre peice. I have 3 other successful community tanks right now! I have a 26 gallon bowfront tank that is currently cycling and im having trouble find accurate answers/find alot of mixed answers to a few questions i have!
    1. With this size tank, would i be able to put anything else in with the betta and rasboras???
    2.If the answer above is yes!! I would like to add a little more colour, but tetras can be nippy so any other suggestions?
    3. Which order would be best? Establish the community fish first or the betta?
  2. Fishmanic

    Fishmanic Moderator
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    I believe you could add a school of neon tetra as well. And maybe a Nerite Snail of t wo and/or a small group of corydoras. I would introduce the other fish first and then the Betta. If after day or two the Betta is not getting along with the other fish, you should have a plan B...another tank to move the Betta into. It would be a good idea to have a fair amount of plants in the tank. Bettas like large flat leaves to rest on such as on an anubias plant.

    In my 10 gallon tank, I have a Rose Petal Betta, 5 harlequin rasboras and a lone neon tetra (last of a group I had) and a large Nerite snail. It worked out well in my tank.
    #2 Fishmanic, Jul 9, 2019
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