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Old 02-11-2008, 12:25 PM   #1 
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how many females?

i've got a 30gal tank with 1betta male , wondering how many females need to put in if any , think it's a male , shop labelled the fish female but has got big fins the pictures iv'e seen looks like a male,thanks
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:40 PM   #2 
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Female bettas should not be kept with a male, except for short periods, if you are intending to breed. You could probably get away with it if you had a much larger tank, and lots of females, but I wouldn't reccomend it in a 30 gallon.
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thanks for your reply i won't bother keeping females then
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:13 PM   #4 
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ah.....

Whoa! Okay 30 gallon that is huge!!!!!! I think? Sorry new to this
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #5 
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.. imagine 30 1 gallon milk jugs sitting in stacks. its not that big.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:45 PM   #6 
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I wouldn't ever recommend it, but espcially not in just a 30g.

30g is a great size to start with. Big enough to give some variety, and to easier to maintain than tiny tanks, but not particularly big that it bcomes a lot of expense.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:39 PM   #7 
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30gal is okay to me would it be big enough if i put a divider in there and split male and female up
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #8 
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if you arent going to breed the bettas then only keep a male or a bunch of females. even with the divider the male migh try to get to the females and hurt or exhaust himself. i would just get some other community fish to go with your ?male?
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:26 PM   #9 
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I personally think Bettas shuold be kept with Specie-only, or by themselves. They require different needs then most fish in a community, and those needs have to stay right. Bettas need *light* filtration, a high temperature, a well-varied diet, hiding spots, etc.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:31 AM   #10 
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how big of a tank would you need to keep 2 males together with a whole bunch of females? i heard someone has done it with like 5 males and didnt know if this was just extreme luck or not. dont worry i'm not going to try it i was just wondering.
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