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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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I already have a male veiltail betta, and have a budget of $30:
What should I get next? I am looking for something really pretty, color doesn't matter but I don't want another veiltail, something really flowy. I don't wanna breed them but I want a female(maybe a sorority of 2 females)
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You can't have a sorority with 2 females. You need at least a 10 gallon tank and a group of at least 6 females, preferably more.

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Yeah, you need at least 10 gallons (I read 4 was minimum but 6+ is preferred) $30 isn't quite enough to setup a sorority. If your VT is in a small tank (my definition of small is under 2 gallons) then maybe you could spend the money to, say, buy him that $25 hawkeye hex tank (just search it on walmart) And use the other $5 to get a cheap hidey spot/pack of silk plants. But if your Bettas is in 2.5+ gallons (MY idea of a permanent home, some go down to a gallon, but nothing under... for some reason I prefer at least 5-10 gallons in the long run, but yeah around 2... 2.5+ gallons) than you could just spend the extra $5 on a new Betta and put in some hidey spots like coffee mugs and terra cotta pots and such.

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Yea, I read that sorority thing, but my mom decided against it :(
But any good types of bettas?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 07:28 PM
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All are good! lol

If you're looking for long flowy fins, halfmoons are best. But females aren't exactly known for their long fins, so you might want to look into a male.

Also are super-deltas, deltas, doubletails, rosetails, feathertails, etc... This link should help you out.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29868
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