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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Would a betta eat fish fry?

I just set up a 10 gallon grow out tank for my bolivian rams and I kind of want to put a betta in there since there wont always be fry in there... would the betta eat the fry or leave them alone? I also have two marble sized mystery snails in there to help keep the substrate free of excess food.

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Hello. I had one betta that would eat every fry in sight. Another betta I had would not touch them. It definitely depends on the betta's personality. It is better to be safe than sorry if you wish to raise the fry.
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yes. if small enough a betta will go after it. They are predatory fish, not herbivores. You might get lucky and get a lazy betta, where if there's places to hide for the fry he won't bother chasing, but if its in front of him I can guarantee you he will take it lol.

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The betta would probably eat all your fry the day you put it in there.
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If you value your fry, I wouldn't try it.
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Yes! They can be very agresssive.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 03:44 AM
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when it comes to such questions, i always ask myself the opposite. why wouldnt the fish eat fry?

if you cant come up with a good reason why it wont, it probably will.
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