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Old 01-06-2008, 06:08 PM   #1 
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2 male betta together

I have a 10 gal. tank with lots of hiding places. Is it at all possible to keep 2 male bettas together in this tank.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:15 PM   #2 
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No, I wouldn't try it. You may get away with it for a little while, but eventually someone will get hurt, or more likely, be killed.
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:42 PM   #3 
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No, it's not.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:41 PM   #4 
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Nope, not two bettas. But there are other compatible fish you could put with him.

Or a snail or two. Or some shrimp. Or african dwarf frogs. Maybe. Not all bettas will tolerate a snail, shrimp, or frogs. Just depends on their personality. Mine bullied the new snail. Kept him pinned in the corner!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:04 PM   #5 
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My african dwarf frogs tore off my bettas dorsal fin last night.... I'd be very careful if you put frogs and bettas together.[/img]
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:20 PM   #6 
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In a 10gal, I would suggest not to. If you had a decently large tank (55+), you could possible do it.

You can add many other fish that do not have long fins, however.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:38 PM   #7 
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In a 10 gallon, if you want your betta to have company, get him 2 or 3 platies. They will not bother him much and will encourage him to swim around more. Exercise is good for bettas too. Another betta in any small container, small meaning less than 100 gallons, is something I would avoid.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:09 PM   #8 
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it is possible if there like the wild ones, they develop territorys
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:33 PM   #9 
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In a 10 gallon, if you want your betta to have company, get him 2 or 3 platies. They will not bother him much and will encourage him to swim around more. Exercise is good for bettas too. Another betta in any small container, small meaning less than 100 gallons, is something I would avoid.
I have an empty 700 litre (~184 US gallons) which I am preparing to fill, are you suggesting I could possibly put two male bettas in it?
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In a 10 gallon, if you want your betta to have company, get him 2 or 3 platies. They will not bother him much and will encourage him to swim around more. Exercise is good for bettas too. Another betta in any small container, small meaning less than 100 gallons, is something I would avoid.
I have an empty 700 litre (~184 US gallons) which I am preparing to fill, are you suggesting I could possibly put two male bettas in it?
Regardless of tank size, 2 male bettas kept together will almost definitely kill each other I'm afraid.
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