Originally Posted by LittleBettaFish
I kept three imbellis in a 12x12x12 inch tank that was heavily planted up with java moss and provided plenty of hiding space. They got along fine aside from the occasional display and sparring match.
However, for a smaller pair of wild bettas I always think 10 gallons is a good starting point. Wild bettas can get tetchy with each other (particularly pre-spawning) and so you want the space for them to be able to get away from each other. Also if they do breed and you can't get all the fry out, it gives you some wriggle room in regards to maintaining water quality and giving the fry somewhere to hide.
thank you, looks like wild betta will remain a dream for me. no space for a 10g. though its a very nicely colored betta.
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