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Old 09-04-2010, 07:05 AM   #1 
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My Fiance' has a 2 G tank he used to house tetras in, but they have long since passed away. It's still up and runnin'. I was wondering, could it house more than one betta? Say a male and a female? Or is it best to stick to one fish? I wanted to make sure before I go to the LFS and find one I like.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:40 AM   #2 
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My Fiance' has a 2 G tank he used to house tetras in, but they have long since passed away. It's still up and runnin'. I was wondering, could it house more than one betta? Say a male and a female? Or is it best to stick to one fish? I wanted to make sure before I go to the LFS and find one I like.
I would only put a male and female Betta together if i was experienced in their keeping and care, and you planned on breeding.

However if the female is not ready to breed the male may kill it whilst trying to get her to breed.

Spawning with Bettas can be quite aggressive.

Best of sticking with one Betta in a tank that size. (Betta Safe then sorry)
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NO MALE OR FEMALE TOGETHER OR MALE AND MALE TOGETHER. You can do female and female in larger groups say 3-6. Bettas aren't really social, so it depends on their personality if they will go together. In that sized tank, it is probably a good idea for a max of three. Keep in mind- If the fish don't like each other, they will have to be seperated, and that means three seperate tanks to take care of.
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NO MALE OR FEMALE TOGETHER OR MALE AND MALE TOGETHER. You can do female and female in larger groups say 3-6. Bettas aren't really social, so it depends on their personality if they will go together. In that sized tank, it is probably a good idea for a max of three. Keep in mind- If the fish don't like each other, they will have to be seperated, and that means three seperate tanks to take care of.

Betta sorority's start of better at a ten gallon tank, with 5 bettas, 3 wont spread the aggression out between them all enough!
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Never keep a male and female together unless you are experienced. In that size tank you can house ONE betta. Boy or girl, doesnt matter, and possibly a snail if youd like. NO MORE THAN 1 BETTA though. If you were to have a 10gal, filtered, cycled tank you could house 4-6 females.
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Only put one betta in that size tank!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:46 PM   #7 
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Alrighty I'll stick to one for that tank. Definately don't want to overload it. Thank you for the input :) the LFS gets a new shipment in on wednesday so I'll go then to pick one out.
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