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Old 05-24-2008, 08:08 PM   #1 
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males and females

hello every1 i just bought a male and female betta fish and i was wondering is it safe to put them in the same tank or will he kill her
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:09 PM   #2 
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He'll probably kill her. Do you have two fair size (meaning 2.5 gallon) tanks?
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #3 
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i dont no there not huge tanks there just in my room 1 is smaller but its way bigger than what she was in at petsmart umm its about 13x11 cm but it a bowl but the male is in a nice tank its not that big its 23x16 cm
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:37 PM   #4 
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They both will need some kind of preset heater that keeps the water at least 78 degrees, and preferably a sponge filter for each. 2.5 gallon tanks aren't really that big but bettas thrive in them as opposed to just surviving in a bowl. Could you get a 5 gallon and divide it so you only need one filter (maybe an Azoo mini filter) and one heater?
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:29 PM   #5 
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Dont ever put them in the same tank, unless you have 2 baby food cultures, jars, and a big tank. Oh, and knowledge and breeding resercah helps too
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:55 PM   #6 
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Yes, one of your bettas will end up getting hurt, or killed, if you put them together. It's usually the male that beats on the female, but I've had females who would tear apart males. Like Flashygrrl said, a 5 or 10 gallon tank would be great for both of them, but it MUST be divided. If you divided a 10 gallon tank, one side for each betta, you could maybe add some other peaceful fish, like pygmy corries or African dwarf frogs, which aren't really fish of course.
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i had some africa dwarf frogs a little while ago they died b4 i got the bettas but i wont get them again cuz i attatch to my pets and they died after two months i named them spots and dots


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Old 05-25-2008, 04:01 PM   #8 
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African dwarf frogs can live quite a while given proper care. They can sometimes be a little touchy when you first buy them, but given time to settle in, they generally do quite well. I'd give them a second chance, if I were you. They're awesome!
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