Selecting the best betta community tank tips and info
Is your betta going to swim with other fish? Here are some tips on how to choose the right tankmates and, of course, how to choose a betta fish tank for a community.
You might wonder how this Siamese fighter fish can live with other fish without fighting. Yes, betta fish can do that. The tank you put your betta in and the other fish you want it to live with are actually the most important things.
First, we will talk about how to choose the best betta community tank. This tank will be its home, and we probably don't want our betta to go through too much stress so it can stay happy, stay beautiful, and swim with grace.
You should be careful if you decide that your betta will be happier with other fish. I already said that it should begin in that tank. As an aquarist, you should always keep in mind the "one gallon per inch of fish rule." This would be more useful when choosing the best size for a community tank, since you want to give your betta more space since it does better with other fish.
As soon as you realize that your betta needs to be with other fish, you'll realize that the size of your community tank will determine how many fish you can add. You also need to decide how big you will let them get, so that you can get rid of others when they get too big in ways you never thought of before.
Next, let's talk about who should be in your community tank. The beautiful freshwater fish that breathes through its skin does best in a tank by itself, but you can make your betta even happier by letting it live with other fish. When you put a betta in a community tank with other fish, you need to know a little-known fact about where the fish swim: the top swimmers, the middle swimmers, and the bottom swimmers.
You might want to use the above way of grouping things in your community tank. Since bettas tend to claim a small area near the water's surface, you can mix them with fish that like to rule the middle and bottom of the water. Choose hardy fish that don't bother other fish, like slower tetras, cherry barbs, guppies, white clouds, cory cats, and platys, among others.
Now that you know these things, you can become a dedicated aquarist. Make a decision about how many fish you want in the community tank. Figure out how big the tank should be. Buy the tank and get it ready. You should buy the new fish and introduce them to your betta. Keep a close eye on how your betta and the new fish get along. Lastly, enjoy seeing what you've made.