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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Another post in large red lettering, this time about tank sizes for tankmates.

For a betta to be kept with other fish, they MUST have at least a 10 gallon tank. This allows the other fish to have lots of room to swim, and that the tank can handle the bio-load of the fish. In tanks under 10 gallons bettas may be kept with small invertebrates.

I thought I should clear this up, as there are countless posts with people asking whether it is OK to keep *insert fish here* with a betta in their 2.5 gallon tank.

I hope I don't make the large red letters a habit, it is so tempting though!! ._.

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~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
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idk. . . I noticed this section especially is always spammed with nearly identica threads, and idk . . /end of rambling

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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unfortunately, the ones who need to read this probably won't :/

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Hey Mods.... make this a sticky so no repeated questions!

I currently own a male betta fish, a female betta fish, two eastern painted turtles, one western painted turtle, one Chinese dwarf hamster, and a whole load of guppies.
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I hope I don't make the large red letters a habit, it is so tempting though!! ._.
maybe it would
work better
in purple
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Or rainbow!

I currently own a male betta fish, a female betta fish, two eastern painted turtles, one western painted turtle, one Chinese dwarf hamster, and a whole load of guppies.
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but i like red! D:

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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But my fish is loooooooonely . . . he needs a girlfriend! I'm sure they'll fit in my one gallon!

Sorry, you set yourself up for that one. :)

I vote for blue.

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Can I keep some fish with my betta in a coffee cup? JK

I learned your lesson you're trying to teach the hard way. Actually, a platy that died learned it the hard way. And 4 ghost shrimp. I no longer want ANYthing except my bettas, each one by himself with only real and fake plants for tankmates.

Although I do have an extra 10 gallon now. . thanks to the $1/gallon sale. :)

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