Find out what the best tank mates are for beta fish and how to properly care for this freshwater species.

Now that you hopefully know that it is best to keep Betas in a small tank with filtration rather than a jar you can consider adding tankmates. Don’t overcrowd the tank and provide decorations, wood, plants and or rock for hiding. Stay under 1-2” of fish per gallon and account for the full size each fish will likely reach.

Here is a good list of acceptable tank mates for betas in your freshwater home aquarium

Loaches – pick smaller varieties i.e. Kuhli

Tetras – many varieties to choose from

Danios – pick smaller varieties i.e. Zebra

Plecostomus – pick smaller varieties i.e. Clown

Harlequin Rasbora

Cory Catfish

African Dwarf Frog

Chery Barb