Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
A 1 gallon tank is not big enough for much, way too small for anything other then one betta even though a petstore will tell you otherwise. Ammonia will build up way to fast and will eventually kill the fish if the water is not changed frequently. Also keeping a male and female together is a bad idea, unless you are breeding and even then it's risky. I had a female KILL one male and rip the fins off two others. After that, I gave up trying to breed her.
I would go with the storage container idea. It's the cheapest option and you can get a decent sized one for under $6. They can be decorated like a tank and a heater won't melt the plastic. The downside is, even the transparent ones are kinda cloudy so the view of the fish isn't the best. I have two bettas in them right now. One will be going back into the all girls tank and the guy is stuck in there till i figure out what to do with him.
Alternativly, you can get a 5 or 10 gallon tank and divide it. For some reason 10 gallons seem to be cheaper then smaller tanks. Just be sure to cover it with something so they can't jump out. Ther eis a sticky someplace on how to make a divider. It's pretty simple.
Last edited by Tikibirds; 12-19-2011 at 08:03 AM.