Originally Posted by Allirane
I'm actually getting a one gallon (I have now started buying them... Buying one just wasn't going to stop there!) and want to make sure I do it right.
So how often shall I change the water? I have had one before and it wasn't much hassle at all. I also have a 5 gallon and would it be okay to put them next to each other?
Lebron already gave you the water change rec's, but as for the tanks being together, I like keeping mine to where they can see each other. All of my guys live in divided tanks, because they really seem to enjoy the company of the other betta. :) They flare a bit every now and again, but if I remove one, the other sulks and gets depressed. (this is for all the tanks, there are nine currently housed in pairs/triples) And once his "neighbor" is returned, he's happy and bouncing around, eating better, not hiding, etc. so they really seem to enjoy having another fish to interact with. :)
Now, if they're flaring constantly, then you might need to put a paper between like Lebron said, at least part of the time. :)