Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 
t3l01v
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Two Males, One Tank

I'm putting together a heavily planted 110gal.

I want to try and keep two male Bettas. I've talked to two "experts" at local pet shops, and they both agree that in a tank that large, so long as it's heavily planted and has plenty of shelter, I can keep two Bettas in one tank.

What do you guys think?

I've been successful in getting my one Betta now to get along with fan tailed guppies. He flared and attacked them at first, but I put him in a solitary container and flooded the tank with fancy guppies for a couple of weeks. He was mad at first, but then he got used to them. I fished most of them out later, and then let him loose in the tank, and he's not attacked anyone. It's been weeks, and he's getting along great.

Last edited by dramaqueen; 04-12-2010 at 09:15 PM.
t3l01v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 09:31 PM   #2 
ecoprincess
New Member
 
ecoprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kitchener, ON
What about a divider? To be safe.
ecoprincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 09:34 PM   #3 
DarthMaul
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
why would you want to divide a tank THAT size for just TWO fish lol
DarthMaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 09:39 PM   #4 
TheJadeBetta
Member
 
TheJadeBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arkansas
IMO I say go for it. But I am a person who believes in trial and error.
TheJadeBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 09:55 PM   #5 
Romad
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southern NH
It would be too depressing for me if they tore each other to shreds.
Romad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 09:58 PM   #6 
DarthMaul
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romad View Post
It would be too depressing for me if they tore each other to shreds.
That's why you watch em :) and IMO in a tank that BIG it's unlikey they would fight
DarthMaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 10:25 PM   #7 
SaylorKennedy
Member
 
SaylorKennedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthMaul View Post
That's why you watch em :) and IMO in a tank that BIG it's unlikey they would fight
It's not THAT big...
My two fought and they both ended up dead...
SaylorKennedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 10:26 PM   #8 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Honestly I wouldn't try it. A tank that huge you have hundreds of possibilities for other fish.

You could MAYBE do it without harm to the other fish but I don't see the point in putting tiny fish in a huge tank and hope that they won't kill each other. With bettas you never know.
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 10:45 PM   #9 
doggyhog
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
There's been a few of these posts in the last months. Honestly, I don't see a point of trying it. We all KNOW bettas are aggressive, so shouldn't we just accept that males shouldn't be housed together?

I agree with 1f2f, you could have SO MANY options in a tank like that! Heck, you could get a few oscars.
doggyhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2010, 10:56 PM   #10 
SaylorKennedy
Member
 
SaylorKennedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinois
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaylorKennedy View Post
It's not THAT big...
My two fought and they both ended up dead...

Well, I feel stupid, lol. I thought it said 10 gallon, not 110 gallon.
And I still don't think you should. I'd find other options.
SaylorKennedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two Males 3ltonWorri3s Betta Fish Compatibility 6 03-01-2010 11:32 PM
Two new males! hawkwrithe Betta Pictures 17 11-17-2009 11:55 AM
what can i put w/a 55 gal sorority & 30 gal w 3 CT males ChristinaRoss Betta Fish Compatibility 6 09-20-2009 02:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.