Betta and Neon Compatability?
I have a 2.5 gal. fish tank for my male Crowntail betta, Nickle. I get it yesterday, and gonna put hin in tomorow. I have a small plastic plant, and small tunnel rock type thing. Theres plentiful colored marbles, and I might get a new Betta plant thingymijig, like the ones that come within bulbs.
Heater keeps water at about 80 degree, and a filter power by bubbles. Anyway, I am thinking about getting 2 Neon Tetras, Or 2 Cardinal Tetras. Do Bettas not like those fish? Do I have adequate space? Thanks for reading!
hmmm. tetras do better surrounded by groups of 6+. i do keep my neon tetras in a pair contained by my 10 gallon, but they do seem lonely.
there isnt room for those three fish, i have a 2.5 as resourcefully, and i know for a fact you cant fit more than a betta in there. you could try but whether it seems like they are cramped move the tetras to a bigger tank. this is adjectives i can say. have fun!
Do Bettas not similar to those fish? NO bettas prefer to be alone buy YES they are compatible.
Do I have enough space? Not for the tetras they need minimum school of 6 and atleast 2 gallons each
If you ever invest in a larger cistern, however, a school of 5 or more neon or cardinal tetras would go nicely next to your betta. In my opinion, the best tankmates for betta fish are smaller, non-fin nipping tetras, and corydoras catfish. Also, I don't recommend the packs of bulbs you can buy at Wal-Mart or Petsmart... You will generally get only one plant to sprout from them, and that's if your'e lucky. I propose just buying some already live plants from your local fish store, such as Water Wisteria, Java Moss, Java Fern, or Hornwort/Moneywort -- All of which are low-maintenance plants.