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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 11:38 AM
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Just incase you didn't realize this...if you get the 2.5 for the betta...no catfish. But shrimp or an ADF or 2 would be fine.

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I personally would not keep anything in a 2.5 gallon with a betta...2.5 gallons is fine for 1 betta, but I personally go with 3+ for shrimp and 5+ for ADFs (as they prefer to be kept in groups).


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I'm planning to start a sorority now when I get a 10 gal with 5 females (= thanks for all the suggestions! I'm leaving my male alone in his 2.5

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Cool!
Pic's will be necessary once u get it all set-up *hehehe*!

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 07:48 AM
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Yeah that sounds good to me :)

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betta fish15 u are wrong. some male and female betta fish have lived together in peace with a big enough tank with lots of mates. my female is living with my male in peace and 2 females can live together
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betta fish15 u are wrong. some male and female betta fish have lived together in peace with a big enough tank with lots of mates. my female is living with my male in peace and 2 females can live together
Thats nice that your female gets along with your male, its just that keeping them together hardly ever works, not everyone has a big enough tank for that, and your case must be one of the exceptions :) Unless your breeding of course. Yeah, 2 females can live together, but I think alot of nipping would be done because there isnt enough females to spread the agression, unless again, you have the females in a big tank.

(looking at my post now, it seems a bit offensive, so please note that I dont mean it that way. ;D)
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BettaFish15 is correct. Some people who have exceptionally large tanks that are heavily planted to break up the line of sight can have both sexes in there, but most people don't have that luxury, and it can be dangerous for your bettas.

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