Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #1 
koincidenskis's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Virginia
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!

Last edited by koincidenskis; 03-08-2013 at 10:58 AM. Reason: more info
koincidenskis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 11:06 AM   #2 
Tabbie82's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: USA
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.
Tabbie82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #3 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Puerto Rico
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.
Freyja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #4 
Bombalurina's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
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.
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #5 
waterdog's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Baton Rouge Louisiana
I have a split 10 gallon with 2 males and they swim as they please.
waterdog is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10gal pics and adding plants question jstn Planted Betta Tanks 9 03-02-2013 03:10 PM
Quick question! How often do you do a water change in 10gal? DizzyJenny Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 08-23-2012 08:50 PM
10Gal stocking question DoberMom Other Fish 20 04-09-2012 10:41 PM
Divided 10Gal. question CyerRyn Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 5 04-25-2011 10:32 AM
what else for 10gal seth556 Betta Fish Compatibility 2 01-09-2010 05:31 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.