I just wanted your opinions on putting a single male in a 20 gallon long aquarium that I have. I'll have it heated of course, heavily planted, with real and silk plants and other hiding places, and maybe a small filter, haven't decided. I wasn't planning on putting any other fish in there with him.
I'm just curious if anybody has tried this before and how it worked out for you. I've been reading up on it and I've read that they love it, it works out great, and I've read that they get stressed because there's so much space to patrol and they get sick. He's currently in a heated 5 gallon with silk and real plants by himself, but I'm freeing up my 20 gallon and I was considering moving him into it. He's my buddy and I just want what's best for him.
Thanks to websites like this out of the three bettas I've had he's lived the longest and I would like to keep it that way. I read somewhere that in a research lab they had bettas live to be 10 years old, but they lived in large tanks,
were exercised everyday for about 20 minutes, and lived in water that was on the cooler side of what is acceptable for a betta.
Oh and I had thought about leaving him where he is and starting a sorority in the 20 gallon but I think that'll be too much work for me, something I'd like to try someday but not yet.
Anyway just wondering if anyone had done something like this and what your success was with it, or if it didn't work out.