Can I raise a female betta and a male betta in a 10 gallon tank?
I have a female betta(Gena) and a male betta(Freddy). I have a 10 gallon aquarium. Gena is in a 1 gallon aquarium. She has no hiding places or "buddies." That's mainly due to lack of space. I want her to be happy and not lonely. There are 7 plastic plants in the 10 gallon aquarium, 1 ceramic cave and a barrel-like structure. All the plants are on one side, the ceramic cave is among them. The barrel-like structure is on the opposite side. Here are some pictures of my fish and the aquariums:
If I put Gena in with Freddy for good, will Gena be okay?
On a side note, tomorrow, (Wednesday) I plan on buying 3 or four Ghost shrimp for the 10 gallon aquarium. I have two African Dwarf Frogs. I may even get a few more snails. Will everybody get along fine? Thanks in advance.
The only way you should ever try to put a male and female in the same tank is if it is divided.
You can get dividers for 10 gallons at petstores, or you can make your own: google "DIY Aquarium Divider". Divide it so she gets about a quarter of the tank space and everyone else gets the rest if you are dead set on getting her into that tank.
+1. The only reason males and females should e together is for breeding purposes. The only time I've heard of them in a non-separated, non-breeding tank is when they have been together ALL their life. And Freedy looks SO big! He would most likely kill Gena, or highly un-possible, breed.
Some will say no, some will say yes. It all comes down to how your betta reacts. If she doesn't mind the company of other bettas, then you have a relaxed betta. If she has been known to attack or swim for her life, then no.