I work with someone who keeps a 5 gallon tank on her desk at work. She has been going through some rough times recently and left her husband about a month ago. Her schedule has since become so busy (she missed a lot of work moving and relocating) that she just let the tank "go". She asked me yesterday if I could take care of it. It has a severe algae problem at the moment, but I suspect part of the issue is that she has it overstocked. She has about 6 guppies, a beta, 2 dannios, and about 5 neons in there. How the hell they ever all lived I'll never know. My plan is to divide her fish immediately. The beta came out this morning and he's in a container on my desk. I also plan on taking the neons and dannios home to my 35 gallon. I've scraped the walls of the tank (bad) and I'm waiting on the sediment to fall before I suction it up. My plan is to do daily water changes until the algae issue gets under control. I'm going to leave the light OFF on the tank too. My question is--what about the Beta? Can he live in my tank with my tetras or will they nip him to death? I'm satisfied with leaving him where he is now (in a separate container) and at some point I'm going to give him back to her (but right now these fish are more than she can handle). Suggestions? (where's Platz? I know he knows about this stuff).