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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Open: how many bettas in how many tanks?

Hi, forum!

This is basically just me asking people to indulge my curiosity. I've seen a HUGE amount of variety when it comes to the number of bettas people own on this forum, and more importantly, where they keep them-- and I'd kind of like to know more, because personally I think fishkeeping (and how people stay sane despite it) is uber-fascinating.

So! TELL ME ABOUT YOUR TANKS, GUYS. How many bettas do you have, if any, and what size tanks do you keep them in? Any sororities? NPTs? (What about non-bettas?) How many levels of your current housing unit do you keep fish on? (Have you ever caught yourself wondering 'I wonder what a tank would look like on the bathroom counter'?) Feel free to gush and enthuse and complain about water changes, if you'd like.

I'll start!

In the kitchen:
Two 2.5 gallons, for Isaac and Idaho
One 3.5 gallon, for Veetor
(+One 1 gallon hospital bowl, for Kal)
One 4 gallon, currently cycling

In the living room:
Two 10 gallons, one for dividing (the eventual home of Kal and Veetor) and one as an eventual sorority. Both currently cycling.
One 5 gallon, currently cycling

In the bedroom:
Two 2.5 gallons, for Ross and Taffler

So: six bettas, with three open spots (plus sorority potential), in nine (and a half) tanks.


rescues: Idaho, VT ∙ Arro, VT ∙ Thistle, VT ∙ Niles, VT ∙ Konrad, VT ∙ Dorian, VT ∙ Oro, VT ∙ Novo, VT
adoptions: Desi, DeT ∙ Ladon, HMPK ∙ Plato, HM ∙ Firefly, HM ∙ Meja, HMPK ∙ Havet, HMPK ∙ Alexei, CT ∙ Gavril, CT ∙ Ilia, CT ∙ Shale, SDeT ∙ Drae, HM
lps/lfs: Taffler, VT ∙ Dove, CT ∙ Corvus, CT ∙ Auton, HMDT ∙ Rhett, CT ∙ Stirling, HM ∙ Vesper, HM
the sorority: Liberty, VT ∙ Saorise, PK ∙ Neith, VT ∙ Ceres, VT ∙ Thegan, VT
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 10:30 PM
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Well, mine are in my signature, but hey, I'll write them out here too. :p

In the kitchen/computer room:
Planted 5 gallon: Odysseus and an RCS colony
29 gallon: the comet goldfish (not mine, don't judge!)

In my bedroom:
Heavily planted 16.4 gallon: the sorority (currently 5 girls) and community (5 ember tetras, 11 Endlers Livebearers, 3 cories, 2 fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri and some RCS)

So for me, 6 bettas in two tanks. :p Up until very recently it was 7 in two, but Medea died. :(

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Bomba how do you fit that many fish peacefully in there?! :p gee I have trouble with more than one fish in a tank!

My bedroom:
2.5 gal- plant nursery
2.5 gal- Maja's home
15 gal, divided: 5 gall- Gilbert, 10 gal- Reuben, rabbit snail, 2 cories
20 gal, empty until renos are done- will have whiptail catfish, threadfin rainbows, and fork tail blue eyes/spotted blue eyes (can't decide), maybe a Cory school or something else that handles cooler water well.

I'm only allowed fish in my room (which is TINY.) But with renos I hope for a large shelving unit for more tanks and some plants. :D
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 10:40 PM
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2.5 hades my orange veiltail
2.5 donflare my red veiltail
2.5 poesidon my halfmoon
30 gallon long my soroity which holds 11 girls and one golden mystery snail
1.5 gallon babyboy my baby snail
(please no judgement)

My Red VT Male DonFlare.
My halfmoon Poesidon
My Orange and black VT HadesFireball
My 11 girls: livewire, lilicka, fluttershy, rarity, Dixie dodablue, aurora, ember, peaches, mystic, mermaida, beta

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a betta is like a good freind always there when you need them and still there when you dont

How many bettas have I owned since I was Born hmmm... lets see 24!
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Twenty in jars, more coming this week.

40 in a twenty gallon long, between 50 and 100 in a 30 gallon, and unknown number in a spawn tub. These are all young bettas lol.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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umm I will be hated but oh well. I have...

1 gallon-Mustard gas crowntail
1 gallon-bi-color veil tale
1 gallon-cambodian veil tale
1 gallon-cambodian veil tale
1 gallon-mustard gas veil tale
2.5 gallon-to be filled this weekend
10 gallon sorority-7 girls
10 gallon- to be filled this weekend

soon my sorority will move to a 55 gallon long tank.

I don't want any grief about the one gallons pretty please. I clean them and care for them all properly. period :)

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 12:50 AM
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Six fish in two tanks, currently.

2gal: Female VT, Ann. In there right now until I can get a breeding net to keep her in while I feed my cories, because she'll gobble up their entire sinking pellet and get bloated every time. Silly girl.

15h: My sorority, with my five other girls, plus four habrosus cories. Was six, but two of them fell prey to SBD. =\ There are some tiny tiny snails in there, too, which came in secretly on a plant I bought from a pet store.

Would love to try having a male someday, too. My suitemates have a beautiful deep blue CT, and I feed him and change his water when they're away, and I'm starting to get really attached... if I can muster up the courage, I'm going to ask to keep him when their lease runs out.
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Ok, my turn...

- 5 Gallon with my "mutt" boy, Arthur, a couple of RCS & a nerite
- 3.5 Gallon with DTPK boy, Aithusa
- Empty Med. Pet Keeper

- 5 Gallon with my "King" boy, Uther
- Bucket of plants in quarantine

- 5 Gallon with my baby giant boy, Percival, & a nerite snail

I am hoping that the 12 gallon I found on Craigslist actually happens, but no clue where I'd put it or what I might put in it.

I would love to find (at least) one more betta boy, a marble.

Oh, and water charges aren't horrible because I've also got an old Python water changer which makes it so much easier!
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Living Room:
Link - Ten gallon
Rescue fish - 1.5 gallon Kritter Keeper (hospital tank)

Rescue fish - 2.5 gallon

Hopefully more to come soon! I'm addicted already and it's been less than a month... :D

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I will count all my bettas, splendens and wilds for this

Male Pk -7 gallon cube
Female HMPK - ""
Female HMPK - ""
Female VT - 15 gallon tank
9 Betta rutilans - 10 gallon tank
4 Betta brownorum - 7 gallon cube
4 Betta tussyae - 10 gallon tank
12 Female sorority - 25 gallon tank
9 Betta strohi juveniles - 7 gallon cube

HM male - 4 gallon tank

HMPK pair - 7 gallon cube

11 Males - 10 bay barracks, 27 gallons
2 Betta ideii - 40L plastic tub

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