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Old 11-18-2009, 10:34 PM   #1 
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7 Gallon

I'm going to be getting a 7 Gallon soon ($15 w/ 2 heaters&red/white/black gravel, thank you Craigslist.), but I wanted to ask everyone a question. Do you think it would be better to divide it between 2 Bettas with 3.5 Gallons each or just one with 7 Gallon's all to him/herself? Either way, I'm think about planting it aswell, if that mkes any diffrence.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #2 
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I'm going to be getting a 7 Gallon soon ($15 w/ 2 heaters&red/white/black gravel, thank you Craigslist.), but I wanted to ask everyone a question. Do you think it would be better to divide it between 2 Bettas with 3.5 Gallons each or just one with 7 Gallon's all to him/herself? Either way, I'm think about planting it aswell, if that mkes any diffrence.
A betta with a 5 gallon all to himself would be very happy! I think if you put a divider and share it with 2 betta's, the betta's would probably be stressed from flaring at each other too much.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #3 
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2 bettas with 3.5 gallons apiece would be fine. You can always put plants along the divider so they can't see each other.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:14 PM   #4 
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Personally I would divide it, that way you could get 2 bettas instead of one! :)
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:53 PM   #5 
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And personally I would not divide it. You're betta can have all that wonderful room to himself :)
Plus, you can have room to put other critters (snails, frogs, tetras, etc).
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:06 AM   #6 
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I would divide it myself..........i have many divided tanks, all the boys are doing just fine, and they can see each other perfectly. they flare, they dont flare, it depends on their mood lol
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:42 PM   #7 
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I agree with both ideas. If you want to have just bettas then divide it. I have a few in divided tanks and they are fine they stop flareing at each other after a few days. But if you want other fish or things do not divide it. All depends on what you personally like better. Either way is ok for the betta.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:46 PM   #8 
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Honestly its purely a matter of preference. Both 3.5 and 7 gallons per betta is more than sufficient space. If you keep him by himself, you could manage some small tankmates like frogs or snails or ghost shrimp, maybe an oto to keep the plants clean.

If you divide it I suggest you explore the possibility of dividing it with a moss wall. It looks awesome once you work out the filtration and heating.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #9 
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Honestly its purely a matter of preference. Both 3.5 and 7 gallons per betta is more than sufficient space. If you keep him by himself, you could manage some small tankmates like frogs or snails or ghost shrimp, maybe an oto to keep the plants clean.

If you divide it I suggest you explore the possibility of dividing it with a moss wall. It looks awesome once you work out the filtration and heating.
What's a moss wall/how would I grow one?
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