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Old 08-02-2009, 04:01 PM   #1 
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Betta tank questions

I already have 3 male bettas :) but as usual I would like another! Haven't bought anything yet but I am looking into a 5 gallon tank. I would prefer to have a smaller tank seeing as we already have 4 running!

What is the smallest setup that could work for a betta? I'm looking *hopefully* under $30... If you could attach a link that's great!


And since I already have 3 males (all seperate tanks, no worries) I was looking to try females. Could I put more than one in a 5 gallon?

And I know bowls are a "no-no". But is there a way I could make one work?

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:35 PM   #2 
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I would not have more then one female in a 5 gallon, because you need at least 3.

One gallon is the absolute minimum. You can get a small Critter keeper for pretty cheap!!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:59 PM   #3 
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Okay, I do have a 1.5 gallon vase I have used before, but is a pain to clean.

If I do get say a 5 gallon tank, would it be best to house one of my males, or the new female alone?

My two males are in a divided 10 gallon, and they always flare at eachother. If I switch out a male for a female, will the male "tire himself out" by trying to impress the girl? Maybe it would be best to let one male relax without being near the other male...

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Old 08-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #4 
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It doesn't make any difference which two live in the 10 gallon, as long as they're separated..
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:54 PM   #5 
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Drama's right, you can set it up how you like, either he will flare at the male or he will try to get the female's attention.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:33 PM   #6 
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You could do like I did and divide the 10 gallon into 3.

This two gallon would be alright for a betta.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:16 PM   #7 
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You could do like I did and divide the 10 gallon into 3.

This two gallon would be alright for a betta.
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Hmmm that's an idea, it already in 2 at the moment... I was actually looking at those. But I was thinking, walmart sells a 5 gallon for about 25 bucks with filter and lights. I may just go with that. Thanks though!
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Yeah I saw that too but it wasn't online so that I could post the link. I was looking at that 5 gallon kit at walmart recently. Just don't have any money, lol.
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I use a Medium Critter Keeper as a hospital tank it's a 2 gallon and it was only $12. It would make a good little tank for a Betta as well.
It already had a lid too, so no worries with that. You can get a hydor mini heater for it for the winter months as well.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:43 AM   #10 
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Yeah there are tons of things out there for bettas. I just feel like getting something with a filter and heater would be best for both me and the fish in the long run, instead of more water changes in a "non filtered" container. Just curious, would it be "cruel" to then divide this 5 gallon, so as to put in two bettas? I know the minimum is 2 gallons per betta. It just looks like a really small area... What do you guys think?
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