Originally Posted by Friendlyfishies
I kinda have it made...A couple yrs ago i bought 2 2.5 gal tanks for my friends sick betta i adopted and for my own betta...i then bought two 5.5 gallon tanks right after because i didnt like not having a filter and i felt to 2.5 was just too small to run a filter happily...so now i have 2 2.5's and 2 5.5 gals, initially i have the perfect amount of tanks! plus moonie is in a dif tank all together, he has his own 6.6 gal. So I would like to divide my 2 5.5 gals! that gives me 4 homes! But that would give the fish 2.5 gals each...is that enough room? I plan on raising a fry soon and that will take one of the 2.5's. Then I will have one 2.5 left empty as my emergency tank...this is going to be betta heaven...i just want to be sure a divided 5.5 gal will be okay? Thank you!
Its really a matter of opinion as well as the indivual bettas' preferences. People have many different opinions on how much space is enough. I say 2 gallons or more is enough. But it also depends on the betta's preferences. For exampe, I used to use 1 gallon tanks. Some of the bettas that lived in these tanks were active and happy and made nice bubble nests, others that I put in these tanks were sluggish or over-active and never blew nests, and seemed unhappy. But once I put them in a 2 gallon or more, they acted like the others, happy and healthy.