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Old 03-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #1 
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Question on 10Gal for bettas

I am trying my hand at a 10 gallon planted tank this time around! My main question is on the water level.

Since the 10 gallon is of normal size (20l x 10w x 12h) and not a shorter height would it be better to keep the water level down a couple inches? If so how much?

I am just concerned that if I divide the tank and have two males they will struggle with swimming to the top. Anyone ever experience problems with this? Anyone have their bettas in say a 20gallon?

I know it may seem to be a silly question, but it is better to ask than be sorry!

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:06 AM   #2 
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I have a betta in a ten gallon. He has the tank all to himself and I keep the water level almost to the top. He does not have any issues with getting to the top. I haven't heard of this being an issue.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #3 
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I had boy (R.I.P. Mellow Yellow) in a twenty filled to the rim and he had no problems getting to the surface or swimming the whole tank.
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So far I've only had female bettas in my 18-inch high tank, but they've never struggled. Admittedly, they don't have to battle a great train of finnage.
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I have a split 10 gallon with 2 males and they swim as they please.
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