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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Is there a maximum size?

Is there a maximum size to the aquarium I put a betta in? I have a 20 gallon with a male betta, guppies, rasboras, and a pleco. I would like to upgrade them to a larger tank in a few months. How big could I go? Could I do like 100 gallons or would all that space freak him out? His name is Jeremy, btw :)
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You can go as big as you want. I think he'd LOVE that size!

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Okay great. I have been seeing some great deals on craigslist lately. I really want a tank that is long and wide, instead of tall.
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Long and wide would be perfect. He wouldn't have to swim as much to get to the surface.

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And he'd have TONS of fun exploring it since its so long! :)
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The only problem is territory....he'd get tired from patrolling but hey he'd live longer from all of it.

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The biggest "longs" I have seen are only like 30 or 40 gallons. I think if I went any bigger I would have to get it custom made. I might just settle for 40 gallons. I don't want it to be too deep. The aqueon 40 gallons is 48 x 13 x 16 inches, which is as tall as my current 20 gallon. So I think the 40 gallon long is just like two 20 gallon highs put next to each other. That seems pretty big, considering I am only getting betta friendly species (aka smaller than him lol).


Hmm, thinking about it I might just get the 33 gallon long and let my guppies fill the space up. It is 48 x 13 x 12, so I think a betta would like how shallow it is. 12 inches is also the height of the 10 gallon, so picture three ten gallons placed next to each other plus a little extra. Do you think the guppies and rasboras will mind that it is shallower?
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I don't think they would mind. Don't they usually go back and forth? I don't know if they're a species that prefers to swim from top to bottom.

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The guppies go all over the tank. They are always exploring and swimming around. The rasboras swim side to side but sometimes they do that diagonally.
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I think they would be fine. They're not like Angelfish, who need deep tanks.

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