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Author Topic: Siamese Betta Fish  (Read 4235 times)
jerryfox
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« on: April 02, 2015, 08:20:35 PM »

As all of you know by now I own Harlequin Rasbora fish about 20 of them. I would like to purchase a Siamese Betta. Would this be advisable ? I have a 70 gallon tank.Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 04:05:11 AM »

I have neon tetras and corys in a 29 with one male betta.   No problems.  I would think the Harlequins and Betta should be fine in a 70.  I'm no expert however. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 09:08:49 AM »

I don't see any problem either, Jerry.  But, be sure to add a floating plant.  Bettas like them. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 04:13:18 PM »

What species of Betta are you considering?
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 06:59:04 PM »

Yes, it could work if the Betta is not too territorial. My eldest son is keeping a Betta with 6 Harlequin Rasboras in a 15 Gallon tank. Lots and lots of plants (Vallisneria are great) will help too! Smiley
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40 gallon long South Asian, 10 gallon Betta tank
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 07:21:48 PM »

What species of Betta are you considering?
I am not sure yet?
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 07:38:09 PM »

There are several different species, Jerry.  One of our members...Tinker...has a couple of different ones that are mouth brooders which act differently than the species "Betta Splendens" which is the one that is most seen in the shops (at least here in the US).  You might want to read some of her posts and look at the pictures which she posted to see if either of them would be something to pique your interest.  Betta Splendens is the species to which I  and Netti were referring.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 08:06:17 PM »

There are several different species, Jerry.  One of our members...Tinker...has a couple of different ones that are mouth brooders which act differently than the species "Betta Splendens" which is the one that is most seen in the shops (at least here in the US).  You might want to read some of her posts and look at the pictures which she posted to see if either of them would be something to pique your interest.  Betta Splendens is the species to which I  and Netti were referring.
Here in the Philippines there are Siamese Bettas which are not really different except the colors. They are about 100 pesos which is $2.00 dollars.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 08:24:36 PM »

What species of Betta are you considering?
I am not sure yet?

So, in other words, you are not saying that you are interested in some other species outside of Betta Splendens?
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 11:36:37 AM »

Jerry,

Is this the Betta-type you wish to keep? (not counting color combination)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cFAkSSp2kKI/TpBAUG0nIvI/AAAAAAAAAJc/RnYQAT85AQg/s1600/betta_splendens.jpg
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 07:59:10 PM »

Jerry,

Is this the Betta-type you wish to keep? (not counting color combination)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cFAkSSp2kKI/TpBAUG0nIvI/AAAAAAAAAJc/RnYQAT85AQg/s1600/betta_splendens.jpg
Exactly that is what they sell here in this country.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2015, 10:24:14 AM »

I had a crowntail betta for almost 3 years and those are beautiful. Also Halfmoons are very pretty, although they are pretty expensive...Veiltails are the most common betta and come in many colors. I agree with Pat, Bettas love floating plants. happy
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2015, 10:33:03 AM »

Here's a Crowntail:
i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr50Ampullaria/IMGP0996.jpg
Here's a Halfmoon:
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x36/silver_mackerel/bettafishtips/mainpic.jpg
Here's a Veiltail:
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Hope this helped! Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2015, 10:34:44 AM »

oops you're going to have to copy and paste, because you can't click on it for some reason...Ugh! I spent all that time typing in every single letter and number! lame Smiley
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