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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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The plan for more bettas ;)

So.. I have 30 bucks and an empty 5 gallon tank plus two 2.5 gallon bowls.. I'm thinking of the next time I go to Petco, Petsmart etc. while my mom is getting cat food and treats, I will sneak over to the betta section and buy two males. I will put the males in the 2.5g bowls (I have one girl in each now) and putting the two girls in the 5g. So I'll have a total of 3 males in about 2.5g bowls (Brent is already in one) and my two girls will be in the 5g!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 10:36 PM
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I believe if you are going to have females you would need to have more than 2 so they can establish a "pecking order".

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You can read more about it here:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29402

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Agreed. If you're going to have females in the 5g you need a divider. Females establish a pecking order, and with just two, one will bully the other until she dies quite possibly. The minimum for keeping girls together is 4+ and a 10 gallon tank.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 07:56 PM
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Why not just buy one male for the 5 gallon? Sororities take lots of knowledge, time, and adjustments to work.

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Thanks for the help but I've decided not to do this and I just have them all in seperate large bowls.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 06:06 PM
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split the 5gal in half add more males *evil laugh*

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great tutorial how to make cheap tank dividers for more bettas :). I just did it in my 5g.
http://www.petfish.net/articles/Do-I...k_dividers.php
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