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Old 04-25-2007, 12:07 PM   #1 
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i might be adopting two bettas. it seems they are in the same tank right now. is this ok for a long term? can i put them in my tank with my angel fish and keep one in a plant vase? or should i keep them together seeming as they already are? i kno very little about bettas but they are buetiful fish and i dont want them to be killed or kill anything else.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:46 PM   #2 
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Just because the lfs has them in a vase doesn't mean they should be kept in one. You might be able to keep a male and a female in the same tank. I would say about 5 gallons or so.
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i wouldnt put them with angels ... would not turn out good. if ther together allready put them together in a small tank like 5gal and u should have problems
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i wouldnt put them with angels ... would not turn out good. if ther together allready put them together in a small tank like 5gal and u should have problems

Should or shouldn't? I thought that males got along with females also.
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*shouldnt

if the males r together already then ther fine ... males and females dont work usually except for the 2 days wen ther breeding. if the aquariums big enough they will establish territories occasionally. this rarely works but it does and if u can find 1s that already paired go for it. i know a guy i work with all the time wen im working at the store that has 7 males and 5 females in a 20 gal tank... he got really lucky
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:34 PM   #6 
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I have heard of bettas being kept together however they can be unpredictable. Do you know what age they are? Also, what gender?

Males will be fine together up to an age, then they can turn on each other.

It could well work, personally I wouldn't risk it though.

A flower vase isn't a good environment for a betta though. If you have the funds, get 2 small tanks, maybe 5g each or so, and keep them seperately.
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wow! thanx for all the help guys! im not sure the sex, but now im only getting one it seems. somebody else only took one so im going to adopt the other. thanx anyway. i love this site it sooo helpful.
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when i had bettas the general rule was you can have one male in a tank and atleast 2 females... i prefered 3 females to one male.. this way he wont kill them
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then u risk the females killing the male
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ah no never had that problem, you can keep females together as a rule they arent aggresive. its the male which is known to be aggressive. at one stage i had a tank dedicated to female fighters.

unless of course you happen to have a short fin male in there when you think its a female... then that can cause problems..... lol
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