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Old 07-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #1 
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in a 30 gallon tank?????

in a 30 gallon long tank, how many bettas can be housed?
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #2 
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males or females?
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #3 
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If you're talking about males:

5 bettas for 6 gallons ea.
6 bettas for 5 gallons ea.
7 bettas for about 4.25 gallons ea.
8 bettas for 3.75 gallons ea.
9 bettas for 3.333... gallons ea.
10 bettas for 3 gallons ea.
11 bettas for about 2.75 gallons ea.
12 bettas for 2.5 gallons ea.
13 bettas for about 2.3 gallons ea.
14 bettas for about 2.15 gallons ea.
15 bettas for 2 gallons ea.

So you can keep 1-15 bettas in a 30 gallon, though 12 would probably be better than 15. I didn't think you'd want to keep less than 5 bettas in such a big tank-the more bettas the better!-so I didn't put those numbers in. I have no idea about females.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #4 
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What I have read is 2 gals. per female betta. I have a 20 gal. high with 9 females and so far, so good. :)
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:21 AM   #5 
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ohh okay cool up to 15 male bettas thats a lot i was talking about males. thanks guys and what about females? in a sorority?
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:54 PM   #6 
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Oh, sorry - thought you were talking about females!!!

As far as I know, you can NOT keep males together - unless divided, of course!

Sorry about the confusion!!!

Personally, I would keep females in that tank. With all the color they come in now they are like little jewels swimming around - at least that is how I see my "Princess" tank! :)

Good luck in whatever you decide to do with it!!!
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:25 PM   #7 
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yes i know to never house males unless divided..also with females how many can be housed??
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #8 
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Well, like I said, when I researched about an all female tank it recommended 2 gals. per fish. I am understocked at 9 fish, but maybe not with the gravel, plants, etc. displacing water. :)

If interested, here is where I got the majority of my girls:


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...ler&84elmo2001

And his wife:

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...wseller&M1247m

If you get in touch with them & tell them you are interested in purchasing a certain number of girls, they will work with you to make a deal.

I am VERY happy with ALL the fish I have ever gotten from them - male bettas, female bettas & freshwater angels.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:42 PM   #9 
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Never house males together without a divider! I just got my Betta today!
Betta: Aurora(male) purple VT with some rainbow scales
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:49 AM   #10 
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If you're talking about males:

5 bettas for 6 gallons ea.
6 bettas for 5 gallons ea.
7 bettas for about 4.25 gallons ea.
8 bettas for 3.75 gallons ea.
9 bettas for 3.333... gallons ea.
10 bettas for 3 gallons ea.
11 bettas for about 2.75 gallons ea.
12 bettas for 2.5 gallons ea.
13 bettas for about 2.3 gallons ea.
14 bettas for about 2.15 gallons ea.
15 bettas for 2 gallons ea.

So you can keep 1-15 bettas in a 30 gallon, though 12 would probably be better than 15. I didn't think you'd want to keep less than 5 bettas in such a big tank-the more bettas the better!-so I didn't put those numbers in. I have no idea about females.
this is completely unreasonable, as dividing a 29 gallon aquarium 15 ways would leave you with almost no horizontal space. keeping an aquarium this tight cleaned or even decorating it would be a huge feat. I couldn't even imagine putting more than 3-4 in it.
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