Originally Posted by LadyVictorian
I have a few questions about females considering I am thinking of getting either a baby betta or a female eventually.
What is the smallest tank a female can live in? Do they need larger tanks than males? Could they live in a 2.5 gallon tank?
Can females be kept alone? Since I don't think I'll have a 10 gal anytime soon I can't have more than one fish per tank. Can females be happy alone or do they need sororities?
Can female betta have plastic plants since they don't have those long fragile tails? My boys plastic plants are sort of useless to me now and i was wondering if a female could have them considering I ever got one.
Female bettas tend to be very active, more so than males (excluding male plakats) due to less finnage weighing them down.
They can live in a 2.5 gallon tank, but as always, the biggest possible is best :) A 2.5 is certainly better than 1 gallon, especially with an active female :)
Yes, they can most certainly be kept alone! Some females actually are too agressive to live in a sorority. They will be perfectly fine alone.
I cant answer the last question about the plastic plants, but when I had my female, I just steered clear of plastic in case.. maybe someone else can answer.
Good luck with your girly! Theyre a lot of fun and in my experience have cute little attitudes :)
If you are considering getting a baby still, I suggest you read here on their care, theyre very fragile and need extra special care when theyre young: http://bettacarecentral.weebly.com/baby-betta-care.html