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Old 03-12-2007, 10:25 PM   #1 
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I was just wondering if this would be ok in a 10 gallon tank. 1 male betta fish and 1 or 2 female? How many could go together, I know that it is 1 male, but how many female could go with it? Would they "reproduce" a lot and if they do, what am I dealing with? Do they make a lot of babies or just a few? If any were born, how many? And do pet stores usually buy betta's from people? (Like me) Would the babies have to be put in a separate tank to protect them? And what temperature is good for a betta fish? What other fish can be kept with 1 male betta and how many?

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PS. How many betta pebbles would you feed 1 male in 1 day? (If more than 1 pebble, could you please give me hours in between feedings, thank you)

So many questions Sorry.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #2 
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I'd rather stick to the male being a bachelor. Males often get violent and will attempt to kill the female if she is not ready to spawn.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:05 PM   #3 
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I'd rather stick to the male being a bachelor. Males often get violent and will attempt to kill the female if she is not ready to spawn.

oooo, well thats not good. Well is there any other kind of species that will go good with a betta in a 10 gallon tank? If there is, how many of these fish?

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(Can anyone answer any of the other questions I have in the first post?)
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:51 AM   #4 
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I usually feed my betta once or twice a day, occasionally skipping a day here or there. I give him between 2 and 4 pellets at each feeding, with the amount depending on how many meals I plan on giving him.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:02 AM   #5 
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Ok Thanks.

(Can anyone answer any of the other questions I have in the first post?)

I know there is a lot of questions, but please I need answers before the day I have to go to the pet store. (Soon, maybe today)
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:19 AM   #6 
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i have a small group of cories with my betta and they get on alright because the cories tend to get on with their own business and leave him to his. i think maybe because theyre bottom dwellers as well then theyre not in his road as much
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:22 PM   #7 
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Ok Thanks.

(Can anyone answer any of the other questions I have in the first post?)

I know there is a lot of questions, but please I need answers before the day I have to go to the pet store. (Soon, maybe today)
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:15 PM   #8 
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Can anyone answer any of the other questions I have in the first post?
There is a lot of ingormation about bettas on the internet. Here are a few links to get you started.

General Info:
http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/prof...asplenden.html

Male Betta:
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_..._more.htm#top2

Female Betta:
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_..._more.htm#top2

Breeding Bettas:
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...eding.htm#top2

The only think I don't like about these sites is that they say you can keep a betta in a bowl. This is not recommened. Bettas need more space than a bowl can provide. Do not keep them in anything smaller than ten gallons.

If you want more than one betta, you can get females. They are just as beautiful as their male counterparts. They have the same pretty coloration, just shorter fins. You could keep about five in a ten gallon tank. They are also good community fish. You could get a couple of females and keep them with a shoal of small tetras.
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Can anyone answer any of the other questions I have in the first post?
There is a lot of ingormation about bettas on the internet. Here are a few links to get you started.

General Info:
http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/prof...asplenden.html

Male Betta:
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_..._more.htm#top2

Female Betta:
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_..._more.htm#top2

Breeding Bettas:
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...eding.htm#top2

The only think I don't like about these sites is that they say you can keep a betta in a bowl. This is not recommened. Bettas need more space than a bowl can provide. Do not keep them in anything smaller than ten gallons.

If you want more than one betta, you can get females. They are just as beautiful as their male counterparts. They have the same pretty coloration, just shorter fins. You could keep about five in a ten gallon tank. They are also good community fish. You could get a couple of females and keep them with a shoal of small tetras.
Thank you very much. That pretty much answered all of my questions. Thanks again.
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Keep the male separate until you want to mate.

If mating, keep only 1 pair in the tank, usually 10 gallon tank, about 5 inches of water, with some plants. (recommend reading more).

They usually make a lot of babies. Depends on the dad's parenting skills as to how many will hatch, usually at least 10 up to 100 or even more. I have sold raised spawns (2 months) to pet stores before.

Temperature for spawning, around 78 F -80 F. For raising the babies, I keep it at 76-80. You can keep it in the 10 gallon tanks, but one tip, keep the water clean, essential key to growth.
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