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Old 02-04-2013, 02:23 PM   #1 
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Question 5 gallon divided

In the near future I am planning on moving my male betta into a five gallon hexagon tank. I was wondering... is it possible to divide this tank into two and place another male betta in there? Atm I have a female betta with some ghost shrimp in there but I'll soon be moving her into a ten gallon sorority.

I would like to post a picture of the 5 gallon but I'm not sure how to do so off of my phone.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #2 
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You CAN divide it, but 5 gallons makes the best betta home IMO. I do keep a betta in a 2.5 tank, but the one in my 5 seems a lot more interactive. If you could bear having only one, I would say let him have the whole thing.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #3 
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Do you already have the 5 gal hexagon tank? I noticed with my male, that he prefers having more length to swim in than depth and it actually started to stress him out so I moved him to a longer tank. And the hexagon I assume would give your bettas more depth but cut the length?

I agree with Waterdog. If you can bear having only one male, try and let him have the whole tank to himself.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #4 
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+1. Hex tanks are really not great to divide. Either just leave it at one male, or get a longer tank. :)
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #5 
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Thanks everyone. I already have the five gallon hexagon but atm my female is in there but I will be switching the male and female in the near future. I was just wondering if it was possible for me to get two males. Its not mandatory. This just means no second male for me. Haha
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:55 AM   #6 
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Not necessarily...just buy another tank! ;) :p
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:27 AM   #7 
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I already have a 10 gallon sorority, a 30 gallon in the process of being an angel fish, and my little five gallon. My room is tiny and I'm already taking up more space than there is. If I could.... trust me I would. haha!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #8 
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I have a 1.5 gallon kit from walmart that was my males first cage but even if I did use that... I'd have to place to put it and no outlets to plug in anything. haha!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #9 
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It's doable though.. think of people dividing a 10g into 4 sections - the fish have more up and down room, but not a lot of side to side room.. so this isn't really any different than that, imo.

It's up to you in the end - the fish will be fine as long as they are warm and kept in clean water.. yes, prefer length over debt, but not mandatory.

10g divided into 4, roughly 2-2.5g each. How is it different than this? Or how is it different than the 1-2 gallon hex people purchase? Just sayin'.. :)
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