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Old 06-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #1 
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Betta Happier Alone?

Hi everyone! :) I've had my first betta for over 3 weeks now. Since I just got a 2.5 gallon tank, the thought of getting a suitable tank mate came to mind. On the other hand, I've heard that male bettas are actually happier by themselves. Is this true? :)
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Well anything under 10 gallons is too small for another fishie friend. In a small tank he would prefer to be alone.
Some shrimp may be an option however. :)
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Oh okay, thank you!! If one shrimp there, would you still be able to clean the tank once a week? I'm thinking of doing a 100% change weekly......
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Shrimp don't really make messes like fish, you could do 3-5 without altering your water change schedule. :)
Your Betta may decide to eat them though, so give em lots of hiding places!
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Great, thank you for your input!! :)
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In a 2.5 gallon with 1 betta you should be doing two water changes weekly, one 50% and another 100%.
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Great, got it! :)
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