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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Laki View Post
You could get a nerite snail, or shrimp or add another male betta (WITH a sturdy divider and filter). Refer to the stickies on dividers and cycling.
5g seems a bit small for dividing and having two.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 08:31 AM
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That's 2.5 gallons per betta. I keep a male veiltail and a male crowntail (plus one golden mystery snail) in a divided 5 gallon setup. It is planted, cycled, filtered, and heated. I perform roughly one or two 75 percent water changes a week. My water parameters are perfect and my boys are thriving.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2013, 09:40 AM
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Four of my males are in a five gallon divided two ways... And they are fine.

I agree with lbf, you need to upgrade ASAP... A quart is way to small.
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It's all personal preference. I, and many others, have no problems with dividing a 5. That's 2.5 gallons per fish plus they can interact with each other. With live plants and a filter there's no issues with water quality.

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