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Old 06-04-2009, 02:24 AM   #1 
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Question Female Bettas in 2.5 gallon tank

Hi, I'd like advice on whether it would be wise to get two (only two) female Betta fish and put them in my 2.5 gallon tank, which has a Whisper filter. Is it risky just getting two females from a store or breeder and putting them together? Is 2.5 gal big enough for two femmes? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:24 AM   #2 
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Putting 2 females in a 2.5 gallon tank is not a good idea. The tank is too small and one will become dominant over the other and beat up on it. You can put 4 or more females in a 10 gallon tank or larger but you need lots of hiding places. Sometimes sororities work and sometimes they don't.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:18 AM   #3 
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Thanks dramaqueen, I will see if I find one female Betta I like and go with just the one. Do you or anyone else here on this great board have any recommendations or suggestions as to some kind of tank mate? The tank would be in the safe zone temp of 70 to 80 degrees. I have the filter and don't use the light that came with the top cover.

Please also include non-fish critters, like a snail or something. Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:55 AM   #4 
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In a 2.5 gallon tank, there wouldn't be any room for anything other than the betta. I've also heard that bettas and snails have different water requirements and don't do well together.
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OK, thank you.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:13 PM   #6 
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I got a tiny snail that accidentally came with a plant that we got for our frogs, and i put him (thunder) in with the betta, and he lasted a few months or so, but then get got stuck in the filter (i have no idea why,) and he died. So i think that they are fine with bettas. Well at least the one that i had.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #7 
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wat about putting a divider for the two females?ive got a 10L that my male was in.ive just put him in a 30 L cause the onlly heater i could find was ait too big...(ey this boy costing lots of money lol but all worth it.) and im looking at putting two females in the 10L with a divider....

Would that maybe work?
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #8 
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Two females in a divided tank would be fine. Just make sure the divider is secure and that no one can get over, under or through it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:26 AM   #9 
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ok how bout this...lol i saw a few females today at the petshop and they all the size of guppies!!soo cute hehe anyway how would they act if i put 2 in a 12L tank?they all living together now anyway at the petshop?i think ill go the safe route and put a divider in the tank..ill try out some pics up when i get them sorted.thanks
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I don't know how big 12 litres is but if the females were living together at the store, you could try it but make sure you have plenty of hiding places for them and have the divider or other containers ready in case you have to separate them.
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