Female betta in a community tank?

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Sprinkle

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Hi all! I have been wondering if I could put in a female betta in my community tank?
I know they can be put in with fish in the tank if the tank's big enough and so my tank size is 33 gallon Juwel Rio 125 and I have a sponge filter and a spare 15 gallon tank if something would go wrong here. Before I'll get her, I definitely will need a heater first.

As a stock in my tank I have 3 swordtails,1 molly, guppies and platies, shrimp (amano, cherry and gabon), pleco.
Future stock (in about 2 weeks time), 6 corydoras aeneus.

Do I need to know of something else?
 

fishbuddha

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Yes, a female betta can be in a community tank. Just watch and see if she is aggressive to any other fish and you can remove them into your spare tank.
 

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You don’t say what kind of guppies. If they’ve got big flowing fins, I’d be watchful. Female bettas can be nippy and big fins are a serious temptation.
 
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You don’t say what kind of guppies. If they’ve got big flowing fins, I’d be watchful. Female bettas can be nippy and big fins are a serious temptation.
True, I have one juvenile endler guppy, hybrid of guppy and endler and one is normal female guppy and another one is an orange blonde guppy I think.
 
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