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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am keeping male and female bettas together. My experience.

Recently, I made the choice to put my male betta and 2 females into my 4,160 liters (1,099 gallon) pond.
It was risky, but I wanted to see how they would react to the large space and their "natural" environment.
They are in their with many goldfish and guppies.
They have been in for over a week, they all have no nips or injuries on their fins.
I have witnessed the male and females all school together, they eat together. There is no violence. The male is very protective over his females. He will flare at my goldfish and shubunkins if they come too close.
In winter I will be moving the trio to my 55 gallon and see how it goes.

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 05:29 PM
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Okay, a 55 should be big enough for this. Still a huge risk. Is it heavily planted? If not i would never try this. Also make sure you have those one gallon tanks ready, just in case it doesnt work.
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I havn't set it up yet, but i plan to plant it heavily. I have many tanks or betta tanks I can put hem in if it doesn't work out.

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How are you going to heavily plant the tank when you set it up? I have over $200 in my moderately planted 10 gallon and that is AFTER it grew out for six+ months and I have a rather large piece of driftwood in there as well.
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How are you going to heavily plant the tank when you set it up? I have over $200 in my moderately planted 10 gallon and that is AFTER it grew out for six+ months and I have a rather large piece of driftwood in there as well.
I'm obsessed with plants, trust me I have enough.
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 08:19 PM
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Beautiful tank Bettacrab !

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While your tank looks beautiful and healthy, that's definitely not heavily planted.

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Ya nice tank. But definitely not heavily planted. More like medium planted.
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 07:31 AM
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I would call that lightly planted but maybe just on the threshold of moderately. Maybe.
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 12:21 AM
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I agree :/ not really heavily planted... If you would like too see heavily planted ask lil XD how bout you Russell didn't you have a "jungle"?!

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