Can female bettas live with guppies?

Asked By: Dale Quirk | Last Updated: 25th February, 2020
Category: pets fish and aquariums
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This is the best combination of guppies and bettas you can have in your tank. While female bettas are still aggressive, they won't be as aggressive as males. And female guppies are less likely to trigger aggression in female bettas. So if you're desperate to house bettas and guppies together this is your best bet.

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Hereof, can guppies live with bettas?

Ideally, you should introduce only one betta fish into one aquarium, because they can fight each-other. Usually male betta fish are more aggressive, while females tend to be peaceful. Keeping multiple guppies with one beta fish is the best way to go. This way the betta fish will not be able to focus on one guppy.

One may also ask, will female bettas kill other fish? They are called Siamese fighting fish for a reason. Sometimes, females can be even more aggressive than males, and even more so, bettas or tetras end up biting other fishes fins. It's not a pretty sight.

In this manner, what fish can live with female bettas?

If you're short on time then here's a list of fish that can live with bettas as well as shrimp and snails:

  • Ember Tetras.
  • Guppies (Under Certain Conditions)
  • Platies.
  • Harlequin Rasboras.
  • Lambchop Rasboras.
  • Dwarf Rasboras.
  • Pygmy Corys.
  • Bronze (Common) Corys.

Can two female bettas live in the same tank?

Female bettas do not fight each other like males do, so they could very well share the same tank, but half a gallon is way too small. If you can, go for a 1o or 15 gallons tank where you can keep 3 or 4 females together and even add a male betta.

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Will a betta kill a guppy?

Female Betta & Male Guppies
However, for the most part, you should definitely avoid this. Male guppies often mistake female bettas for guppies. And try to breed with them. Obviously, the betta won't be pleased with this and may end up attacking your guppy.

What is the lifespan of a guppy?

Depending on the tank, water quality, food, stress levels, and other deciding factors, a guppy can live anywhere up to 5 years. Now, that is of course the absolute maximum lifespan of a guppy. Most guppies lifespan is anywhere from 1 to 3 years, with 2 years being the average and 3 years being very impressive.

Can Guppy live without air pump?

NO, guppy fish can't live without oxygen. Guppies breathe by pumping water through their gills which takes out the oxygen from the water.

How many guppies can you have in a 20 gallon tank?

The rule of thumb a lot of people use is adding 3 guppies to per 10 gallons of fish tank. So if you have a 20 gallon tank, that's a tank size of 20 gallons. Some may disagree but it's a general standard used in the guppy fish groups.

Can you put 2 betta fish together?

No, particularly when talking about two male betta fish. You should not have more than one male betta in the same tank. It is possible to have more than one female betta fish in the same tank. Although they are still aggressive female bettas can live together in groups and they look beautiful.

Can female bettas live with goldfish?

Short answer, no! There are many reasons why these two fish cannot be tank mates. First of all a betta fish is a tropical fish, originating in the waters of Thailand, the betta needs waters of 78 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Goldfish however prefer cooler waters of around 74 degree Fahrenheit.

How many guppies should I get?

The rule of thumb a lot of people use is adding 3 guppies to per 10 gallons of fish tank. So if you have a 20 gallon tank, that's a tank size of 20 gallons.

Do Bettas need a heater?

It is a good idea to include a heater in your betta's tank, in order to maintain a constant ideal water temperature. Though people don't often think of them this way, Betta are tropical fish. That means they live in warmer water in the wild. They require temperatures from the mid-70s, up to around 80 degrees.

How many female bettas can I keep in a 20 gallon tank?

You need to cycle for longer, with regular testing, but 5 -7 female bettas in a 20 gallon sounds good.

Can a female betta kill a male?

Can A Female Betta Kill A Male? The betta female will typically not kill the male. They will normally go peacefully together but they are an aggressive species and the male might also surprise you by attacking the female. The best way here is to introduce a fish with an adjacent tank.

Can you keep two female betta fish together?

Many people mistakenly believe that betta fish must be kept in “solitary confinement.” Female bettas can live together, and while male bettas will fight with other male bettas, they can be placed singly in a “community” aquarium containing other species of fish.

Can two baby bettas live together?

Baby betta fish, or “fry”, are not sexually mature and are not capable of reproducing. Even female betta fish must be watched carefully when put in a “sorority tank” with other female bettas. Unfortunately, raising bettas together from fry will not guarantee that they will play nicely with each other, much less mate.

Will female bettas fight?

Will Female Betta Fish Fight Each Other? Female betta fish can be territorial but are not as prone to fighting as males. In fact, if done correctly, you can even house a group of female betta in what's called a sorority tank.

How many female bettas can live in a 10 gallon tank?

Look to keep 3 or 5 betta fish in a 10-gallon tank or 7 or 9 betta fish in a 20-gallon tank.

Why does my betta flare at me?

Big time stress, in other words. And stress is the worst for fish. When your Betta Fish is flaring at you, it usually means that he/she is trying to impress you. Otherwise, he may see his reflection or another one of your Betta Fish.

Do Bettas sleep?

Nocturnal fish sleep during the day and hunt at night. As bettas are active during the day, they sleep at night. Usually, they sleep when the lights are turned off. So, you may not be able to see them sleeping.