I recently purchased my first betta after college, and I only had a 1 gal vase to put her in. I've since purchased a 10 gallon that I'll be setting up in a week or so with a heater and filter, and I can't decide exactly what to do with it. I either wanted to split the tank in half and keep my female on one side and buy a male to keep in the other five gallons, or I was thinking of starting a sorority and keeping 5 female bettas in the tank undivided. Is ten gallons too small for that? If I do split the tank would it be stressful for her to have a male on the other side? I know some people do this before breeding, but I definitely do not intend to breed them. Thanks for any tips/advice.
Last edited by Fin Fancier; 08-13-2012 at 02:27 PM.
Maybe it would be better to do a divided tank with one female on each side? I Don't really want to use the whole 10 gallon for 1 fish, not that she wouldn't enjoy it; I just feel that it would look a little empty. My current female, Belle, is a crown tail. So I'll nix the idea of a sorority. I am looking for a lower maintenance tank so keeping the bioload down is the better idea.
A 10 gallon tank is fine for a sorority, just make sure it is fairly dense so the girls can get away from eachother. With a 10 gallon you could do 7 fine with no other fish. Look at other member's sororities to get an idea of what to do...
A male and a female is fine divided, though they may believe they are gonna breed. I would rather have a sorority though.
Maybe it would be better to do a divided tank with one female on each side? I Don't really want to use the whole 10 gallon for 1 fish, not that she wouldn't enjoy it; I just feel that it would look a little empty.
it wont look empty, just decorate it nice! My girl is orange and her tank is natural colored, so she POPS. :)
If you wanna divide the tank, a female on each side is good.
Last edited by teeneythebetta; 08-13-2012 at 02:56 PM.