I was just looking at a facebook betta auction sight and saw the person that runs the page posted this::
"Only one male, you can have a pair in a 10gal or larger as long as they have lots of live plants /hiding places. Single Bettas should be kept in something 1.5gal or larger "
in a comment on one of his status's.
I'm shocked that someone who claims to be "an experienced breeder" would say something like that.
I've been trying hard not to bash this person, as I really think that he is taking advantage of inexperienced keepers....but I really cant believe that he would say that a pair is okay to keep together in a 10 gallon.
I wont lie and say "I've neveer put a male with females", I have. I had a male in a breeder net in my 26 once and couldnt find a cup for him during the w/c so I put him into the tank for the 5 minutes the change would take and he would not stop chasing the females. at this time they had TONS of cover, places to hide, but any second that he saw a female he would be after her. This person should be aware of this being the case, so why suggest it??
Sorry for the rant. I just had to get it out there.