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Old 07-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #1 
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5.5 gallon divided?

Hey guys,
currently I have one male betta in a 5.5gallon long tank... I want to divide it and get another male betta... I was gonna make a divider out of the craft mesh... but do you think its enough room? I cant get a new tank yet, bec this tank is an upgrade tank... so i cant get a ten gallon yet... does anyone have divided betta tanks? they would roughly have 2.5 each to themselves
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #2 
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i think its fine, i have a divided tank that size
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #3 
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Yes that is enough room for 2. Just be sure to keep an eye on your ammonia level, is the tank cycled?

If it isn't cycled, one 50% and one 100% change every week should do the trick. But like I said still use a liquid test kit to keep an eye on it :)
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #4 
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Omg when you get it done PLEASE let me know! I'm doing the exact same thing!!! :D
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #5 
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Thanks guys... this other fish forum i know always tells me that 5 gallon is the min for a betta... and i would love another one... my husband is gonna help me with the divider and then fri after the new shipment of betta
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #6 
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Thanks guys... this other fish forum i know always tells me that 5 gallon is the min for a betta... and i would love another one... my husband is gonna help me with the divider and then fri after the new shipment of betta
I personally like bettas to have 2.5 gal each or more, but it really comes down to water changes & temperature to me. If it is heated and you are dedicated to doing the appropriate water changes, that is good.
It truly comes down to opinion.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #7 
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Yea, I am vigilant about water changes... atm he doesnt have a heater bec its so hot in our apt that his water is at 84 degrees... we plan on buying a heater for winter tho
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #8 
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Great :)
Oh also be sure to quarantine the new guy for 2 weeks before putting him in the big tank or the newbie could transfer disease/illness to your exuding guy.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #9 
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I'm splitting the same tank for two girls. I'm just now waiting for it to finish up (should be tomorrow) and they go in. as long as you keep up on water changes your good!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #10 
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Update: So I went to petco and saw some bettas I liked.... but then my husband picked up a tank ornament and said in a sad face that if we got the divider we wouldnt be able to decorate the tank as cool as we might have.... and its hard bec hes right...then all of a sudden i got very confused about what I wanted... whether i even thought the betta was cute or whether I wanted to divide the tank... im at a loss for what to do with the tank so at the moment I chose to do nothing... maybe ill go by petsmart and petco this fri after their new shipment and change my mind... who knows... maybe ill get him a tankmate... who knows... im open to suggestions
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