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Question hopefully this isn't stupid question....

I just got a 14 gallon tank, and I was wondering, since its pretty big and I'm going to have a bunch of plants in it... Is it possible to have 1 male betta and a few females?
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Honestly, I don't think that's big enough. I just looked over to my 10g and 20g to figure out the general size of your tank... and even the 20g isn't big enough.

You could put a sorority in there, for sure. I'd say... 7 females total?
Or a male and some community fish.
Just not a male and females... bigger tank first. Much bigger.

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Honestly, I don't think that's big enough. I just looked over to my 10g and 20g to figure out the general size of your tank... and even the 20g isn't big enough.

You could put a sorority in there, for sure. I'd say... 7 females total?
Or a male and some community fish.
Just not a male and females... bigger tank first. Much bigger.
oh mmk :) I was just wondering, I really cant have anything bigger than a 20 gallon in my dorm, and i saw some reallllyyyyy cute girlies that I wanted so I figured I should just ask.
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It's not really recommended to put a male in with females. A lot of things could go wrong reallyyy quickly.
You could just do females- I think they look just as pretty. Or, if it's a 14 long, you could divide it for 4-5 males. :)

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It's not really recommended to put a male in with females. A lot of things could go wrong reallyyy quickly.
You could just do females- I think they look just as pretty. Or, if it's a 14 long, you could divide it for 4-5 males. :)
Its a biocube, lol. I originally got it for my guy Suzu. I felt bad that he's in a 1 gallon so I got him a 14 gallon :)
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Quite the upgrade you did for him. x)
You've gotta be the best person in the world right now to him, by doing that.

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Awww! You could split it in half, I think. I really don't know the size in relation to my hand, but it looks like it *might* be able to be divided 2-3 ways.

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No, you can't put a male in with several females.

I would divide the tank (you can do it yourself with crafting mesh) if you want to put male and female in it. It's large enough that you have some room - 5 gallons for the male, 9 gallons for a sorority of females (keep in mind that a sorority really needs at least 5 fish to keep aggression levels low). It would be tight for the girls though.

Maybe divide it evenly with 1 male on each side, or a male on one side and 1 female on the other side.

Or, stick with your original plan and give him the whole glorious thing to himself :)
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