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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Is it okay to put a male & a female betta together?

IF I have maybe a 2-5 gal?

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2 gallons is a bit small, 5 gallons would be fine, with a solid divider, Or theyd fight.

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No. They will fight and kill each other.
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Only with a divider between them. Even in the largest of tanks, no. Five gallons is the smallest tank you can divide between two bettas. If you put them together without a divider they will kill each other, brutally.

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Okay, thanks.

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no,no,no they will fight or breed .then you will have 50 to 500 fry on your hands
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They wont breed. It takes really specific water parameters, feed, etc to have bettas spawn together.

They will violently kill each other. Put in a divider into a 5 gallon. Have the 5 gallon cycle and during this time get some java moss and tie it onto the divider. Divider should be mesh with small holes. It should grow over. Or put in two dividers about half an inch to an inch apart and put it in between so it grows thicker and more secure.

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That is a real nice idea of having the moss between 2 dividers.





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They wont breed. It takes really specific water parameters, feed, etc to have bettas spawn together.

They will violently kill each other. Put in a divider into a 5 gallon. Have the 5 gallon cycle and during this time get some java moss and tie it onto the divider. Divider should be mesh with small holes. It should grow over. Or put in two dividers about half an inch to an inch apart and put it in between so it grows thicker and more secure.

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Thanks! I am debating if I want to divide my 10 gallon and got java moss for it. Its pretty cheap and grows fast, plus it makes a 'natural' looking barrier that prevents them from even seeing each other so they wont want to jump over. I prefer it that plan dividers because I feel they get stressed too much.

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They wont breed. It takes really specific water parameters, feed, etc to have bettas spawn together.

They will violently kill each other. Put in a divider into a 5 gallon. Have the 5 gallon cycle and during this time get some java moss and tie it onto the divider. Divider should be mesh with small holes. It should grow over. Or put in two dividers about half an inch to an inch apart and put it in between so it grows thicker and more secure.

Good luck!
you would think they wont breed. my did breed
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