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Old 03-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #1 
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Tank Size

Is a 1.25 gallon tank big enough for a male betta?
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:29 PM   #2 
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We recommend 2Gs or more. The bigger the tank, the better. You can get a 3G kritter keeper for $12. Some 5Gs are cheaper than 2Gs. You just have to shop around for the best sales. The bigger the tank, the less you have to clean it also. A 1.25G should be cleaned 2 or 3 times a week 100%. It would be useless to use a filter and you can't heat that small of a tank safely.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:49 PM   #3 
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It's actually a 2.5 gallon tank that I was going to divid. If that helps at all???? Just curious because my mom paid like 50 bucks for it and I already opened it, so the store won't take it back. Can I heat and filter that??
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:03 AM   #4 
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I would use the 2.5 gal for one betta and you can get a filter and heater for it. Tetra makes a 3i whisper safe to use in a 1-3 gal and hagen makes a heater for 2-10 gal. I use it in my 1.5 gal 'isolation tank' and it keeps the temp at a lovely 80 degrees f.
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what kind of store doesn't take back an opened tank?? I could maybe understand if it had been used for the whole return policy and wasnt cleaned and such.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:23 AM   #6 
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It's a local family owned store. They're not doing to well and the workers are always crabby!

Also, what if I got two females?? I heard they can live together with out fighting and without a divider?? Is that true?

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Old 03-02-2010, 12:56 AM   #7 
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2.5 gallon is perfect for a single male betta, nothing else. Only 5+ gallons can be divided. 2.5 gallons can be heated safely with a small watt adjustable, submersible heater, and can even be cycled if you really want to....though I personally just do the 2-3 times per week 100% changes instead of bothering with cycling in my tanks smaller then 5 gallons.

Females need to be in groups of 4+(the more, the better) in a 10+ gallon(the bigger, the better) densely planted tank with tons of hiding spots. If you keep two together, one will kill the other. They can be just as aggressive as any male, and can only be kept in groups so the aggression is spread out. However, even that is extremely risky and doesn't always work out.
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Ok now I understand!
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #9 
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Okay :)

Something I forgot to mention.....you could get a single female instead of a male if you wanted, either gender would be fine ;)
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