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Old 08-11-2010, 11:35 PM   #1 
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Question 10 gallon tank and 3 female bettas?

I have this 10 gallon tank in my garage and it's about 10 inches long, 5 wide and about 9 inches tall.I know it's a bit small but do you think that i can fit 2 or 3 female bettas in there without them fighting??!!

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Old 08-11-2010, 11:40 PM   #2 
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To keep females together you must have at least 4-7 girls and a densely planted tank with lots of hiding spots.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:23 AM   #3 
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I agree. Take a look at the Sticky on sororities in the Betta Chat section. Betta females can be just as aggressive as males and one of the things that keeps the aggression down is high numbers.

In a 10 gallon I would put 5-8 females, provided there were plenty of hiding spaces. With any sorority its best to cycle the tank prior to putting the girls in since sororities tend to be overstocked.
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I would love to get that many but my 10 gallon isnt the biggest. At first i was like "Umm are you sure this is the 10 gallon it looks like a 5 gallon!" So im not sure if 5-8 of them would like to be packed into a tiny thing. Remember my tank is only about 10 inches long, 5 wide and about 8 inches tall
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That would be a 5g. I have one of those. I keep it divided in two for two males and they are happy as clams.

Would NOT recommend it for a sorority.
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I would love to get that many but my 10 gallon isnt the biggest. At first i was like "Umm are you sure this is the 10 gallon it looks like a 5 gallon!" So im not sure if 5-8 of them would like to be packed into a tiny thing. Remember my tank is only about 10 inches long, 5 wide and about 8 inches tall
10X5X9 is 450 cubic inches with is barely 2 gallons. If it is 10X8X5 then is below 2 gals.

That tank is just for 1 betta. Sorry for the bad news!
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I didn't even notice the dimensions. That tank isn't big enough to even be divided. You have to have at least a 10 gallon tank and you have to have at least 4 females with 6+ being so much better.
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sorry my estimates are i little off the tank is really 12'' long 10'' tall and 8'' wide
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why estimate the size? measuring isn't that difficult & that way you will know for sure what you can keep.
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sorry my estimates are i little off the tank is really 12'' long 10'' tall and 8'' wide
Ok, that is 960 cubic inches = 4.15 Gal.
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