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Old 08-13-2013, 05:48 PM   #1 
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HELP is 2.5 gal roomy enough for betta??

I want to get another betta but the only available tank I have is 2.5 gallons. Is that enough room for one or will he feel too cramped?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #2 
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Good evening Inkwell. Rusty is swimming happily in his 2.5 gallon Aqueon tank from PetSmart. Here he is. Your fish will be just fine; as long as you keep up with water changes and testing the parameters every week. Take Care.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:50 PM   #3 
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I have 3 males in 2.5's, the rest are waiting for their upgrades from 1.5's, and as long as they're clean and fed, they're pretty content.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #4 
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Everywhere I've read said 5 gallons minimum.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:08 PM   #5 
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2.5 is just fine, my little guy is in one too, the same one countyrd419 has o.o but I got it at Petco
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #6 
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Everywhere I've read said 5 gallons minimum.
That's an opinion; not a fact.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #7 
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My opinion is 2-2.5 Gal is the minimum. (unless it's a hospital tank)
Your betta will live very happily in a 5 gal+ but it's not mandatory.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:40 PM   #9 
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I understand that. And I appreciate all your input. But I want to rescue one from the pet store, 2.5 gallon is better than a tiny cup, right?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #10 
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Oh no, I'm not saying anything bad against a 2.5Gal at all! Those are really good for bettas. Definitely way better than the cup.
Go ahead and rescue a betta :)
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