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Old 03-03-2010, 01:50 AM   #1 
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New owner, need help

Well after reading the posts on this site i realized that i would need something bigger then i have. unfortunately i was talked into buying a very small dual hex betta tank that is maybe .7 gallons. I thought to myself that it seemed very small but was convinced they would be fine so i bought two beautiful fish and put them in between the divider and realized they barely have room to swim. I have a few questions. what are the noticeable differences in keeping them in a larger tank? do they grow bigger and brighter? or are they just more happy in general? I had two ideas, one was just take out the divider in this one and get another one and put them in two seperate ones to themselves, would this be good for them? Or i could possibly afford a 3 or 5 gallon tank at this time BUT only one, if i did this is there an easy way to make my own divider or a cheap one to buy? Any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:04 AM   #2 
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any help by mid day tomorrow would be appreciated! i would love to get this taken care of tomorrow!
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:17 AM   #3 
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That sucks. I wouldnt have them in anything less than a 1.5gallon each. A 2gallon or 2.5gallon would be even better. Bigger tanks just give them more room to swim and in smaller tanks they can get pinched fins. I had a male in a 1.5gallon and his tail fin pinched so we moved him into a 2.5gallon and he is doing fine now. Theres a few good care sheets on google that you can look at.

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Old 03-03-2010, 05:23 AM   #4 
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Here is a care sheet. I hope it helps. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...are-faq-20058/
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:30 AM   #5 
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If you get a 5 gallon, you can make a divider to split the tank between them. That's 2.5 gallons for each betta. They'll be much happier and healthier in bigger tanks.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the tips! got a 5 gallon and put a divider in it. I am waiting a day or so before i put the little guys in it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:51 PM   #7 
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Are you making your own divider?

I made a divider using plastic mesh and the rims of a report-cover. Very basic. Runs the risk of the two possibly seeing each other (but the chances arenothing like an acrylic divider...)
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:19 AM   #8 
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yeah i actually made it out of that exactly saw some info on this site!
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