marinebettafan marinebettafan
  • Just popping in
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  • Joined: 13/2/2009 15:15
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  • Posted on: 16/2/2009 15:43
Just wondering #1
I have a red sea max housing a pair of common clownfish and a flame angel. I would also like to add a marine betta but am a little concerned about potential size.
My local retailler suggets that in captivity they only reach around 4 inches and rarely exeed this. so i was wondering if anybody keeps them and agrees/disagrees with this.
any advice greatly accepted
thanks
Howard Howard
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  • Posted on: 18/2/2009 14:42
Re: Just wondering #2
The marine betta is not the fish for you i'm afraid. They are beautiful fish , but eat small fish ( the clowns would be doomed ) and inverts.

It also grows to circa 8 inches in size , so your LFS are telling you porkie pies.

Have a read of the link below ..

MARINE BETTA INFO

Good luck

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