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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Two tend gallons...OH BOY!!

I WAS using these tanks for spawning and growout BUT I decided to divide and house my 6 adult bettas in these. I'd split 4-6 ways each, depending on how many bettas I most likely will get for my b-day (aqaubid pair and other fish). Since you guys reccomend 4-6 females for a sorority I can do this with dividers.....just stating that before you get all mad and what not. I have a ton of power filters left over *grin* I just gotta get them up and cycling. I also have two heaters not in use (well one I might need later but I'll just get another preset one).

I'll set them up either this weekend or next weekend, along with two planted one gallons and a planted 2 gallons (those starter tanks with undergravel filters)....also I might det up my 2.5 gallon...possibly divide it 2 ways (it has 3 slits for dividing)...guess it just depends.

BTW I meant 2 TEN gallons...no clue how the D got there... >:[

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If you split a 10 gallon into 6 sections each fish will only have like 3 inches of horizontal swimming space! D: You may as well stick them in a narrow vase.
I would do no more than 3 sections for each tank.

Or maybe I misunderstood?
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Yeah, I used to have my 10 gallon split of 5 ways...it got a bit cramped, but the bettas were fine.


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Yeah they have more room going towards the back of the tank. It's really a lot more room than those Beane Boxes that most breeders use.

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Since you guys reccomend 4-6 females for a sorority I can do this with dividers.....
that kinda takes the sorority out of a sorority tank, doesn't it? i mean i thought the females didn't necessarily have to be divided at all. xD

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I just meant if you can have 4-6 females then you can have 4-6 male/female bettas in a divided...I just thought I'd state that before someone went all physco on me.

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Well if you divide the ten gallon in 4, each fish would get 2.5 gallons. That would probably be best.

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I just meant if you can have 4-6 females then you can have 4-6 male/female bettas in a divided...I just thought I'd state that before someone went all physco on me.
Well it kindof IS different. In a sorority all the females can utilize the space given my the length of the aquarium. In a divided tank they cant. I guess dividing it in 4 will be ok though. Do know that the more fish you have in one tank the more chances there are for an accident or disease spread to occur.
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no more then 4 sections. 3 inches swimming space? thats like if someone told you you had to stay in an area 3 feet wide for the rest of your life! O.O

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Well it would be 3.3x10 inches. So it would be like living in a narrow hallway :P any smaller and the fish will barely be able to turn around lol.
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