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Old 04-22-2010, 03:19 PM   #1 
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Question Dividing a 2.5 gallon tank?

I was thinking about getting a second betta, and was wondering if I could divide my 2.5 gallon tank for both fish? Or if that is a bad idea and just to get a second tank?
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:30 PM   #2 
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Just get a second tank. Usually nothing less than 2-2.5 gallons per betta is recommended here. :) Good luck in your search.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:31 PM   #3 
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I wouldn't advise dividing a 2.5 gallon tank. Doing so would eliminate a majority of the horizontal space and create more work for you in upkeep. Unless you're fine with that. Either way, I'd go for another tank.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #4 
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I agree with the above, get a second tank. Splitting a 2.5 would leave each betta with very little room.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:22 PM   #5 
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LOL I'm not sure that is even possible.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:33 PM   #6 
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I was also thinking of splitting my 2.5, but the cleaning will get increasingly harder. Especially since you won't be able to get a siphon in there unless you suck the other end (and that's pretty gross). Not to mention the space will be decreased significantly >.<
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:33 PM   #7 
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1gal is ENOUGH room for a betta if the owner is willing to do frequent water changes. Some of us can not afford/have room for HUGE tanks. Is this 2.5 gal long or tall? If it is long, splitting it right down the middle will work, if NOT, well it's not the end of the world and is NOT evil, as long as you stay up on your 100% water changes. Now, if you can afford another tank and have room, then go for it. But, if you are like me and have bills and student loans to pay and also do not have room for more tanks, than split it =] IMO/IME, 1 gals and 2.5gals are NOT the end of the world and have produced MANY long living and healthy bettas. I myself would put my 2.5gal ( containing one betta ) up against ANYONES 5,10,25,65,1000000gal and i bet my betta lives just as long and is just as healthy =]
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:10 PM   #8 
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I personally don't think it'd be enough.

Just get another tank.

I feel that my 5g divided is pushing it, so I recommend you don't divide it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:13 PM   #9 
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if you can not afford to get another tank.. then maybe you should save, but if you feel that you can safely split that 2.5 gal until you can and keep up on the water changes than do it! Better than that potential betta you want to get dying a slow,awful, and painful death in a pet store cup
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:18 PM   #10 
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I wouldn't advise dividing a 2.5 gallon either.
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