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Old 12-13-2009, 08:12 AM   #1 
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Any reason why

Any reason why a betta wouldnt like a big tank? It just seems most bettas are kept in small tanks, any reason to not keep them in a 50 or 75g?
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:43 AM   #2 
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Other than the fact that they need hiding spots and plants to feel secure in, I can't think of any reason that they wouldn't love all that room.

The biggest betta tank i have is 5 gallons so i have no real experience here.....
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:57 AM   #3 
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Oh there will be plenty of that, im going to have tons of plants
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:15 AM   #4 
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They will love it! When I moved my betta from a small bowl into my new 10G tank he absolutely loved it! He is way more active now :)
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:20 AM   #5 
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YEAH! No such thing as too big of a tank!! :D Unless it's a betta that's uncomfortable in large spaces.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #6 
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Mine's very happy in a 16g. He's always active and exploring. The only thing I'd suggest is make sure it's a long tank vs. a show tank so that he'll have an easier time getting to the surface. I have a 16 tall and sometimes Tango overextends himself when hunting and then he has to race to the top for air.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:30 PM   #7 
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i think they would love more room. mine get stresed in small bowls.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #8 
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probably the only time I would think a betta would be uncomfortable in a big tank is if they don't have enough hiding places so they feel vulnerable or if they have an illness or disease that makes them hard to swim around (and in which case wouldn't NEED a big space just a small one of course)

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Old 12-13-2009, 07:17 PM   #9 
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As long as it is planted, he'll be just peachy.

I think one of the common conflicts with keeping a betta in a large tank is that often the tank is not entirely devoted to the betta. And tankmates well-suited to a 55g (cichlids, rainbows, tetras, etc) are more often than not very iffy roomies for bettas.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:24 AM   #10 
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Tetras not good with bettas?
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