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Old 11-06-2010, 10:51 PM   #1 
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Too soon for another Betta?

As you all can probably see, I've developed a Betta addiction ;)

I was just wondering if its too soon to get another betta to put in a divided tank with a Adamu, its 5.5 gallons. I'm going on Monday or Tuesday to buy a filter along with a new heater and some decorations, and was just wondering if its right to already be buying another Betta after a week of having Adamu? Pet Supplies Plus had such a great selection of Betta's, I just can't resist the urge to buy one......

If I do in fact get one, 5.5 gallons is enough for two to share right? Also would a male or female be better to keep with Adamu?

Thanks! :P
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:56 PM   #2 
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Male or female depends on your preference in a divided tank :) But I personally wouldnt divide a 5g, I'm sure your betta is happy in the room he has, and to cut it in half seems mean to me :/ but thats just me. I couldnt bear to divide my 14g for my betta...
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:56 PM   #3 
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A 5.5 gallon tank should be fine divided for 2 bettas and as bettafish15 said as long as its divided you can get either a male or female. Just make sure that you leave enough room at the top of the divider so that your bettas cannot jump over the divider
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:50 AM   #4 
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If you divide it get another male. When males and females are put into the same water they release hormones indicating to the other that they could be a potential mate, this can be very stressfull on some females because they will constantly be filling with eggs.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:20 PM   #5 
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Also, make sure that the divider is secure so they can't get to the other side.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:17 AM   #6 
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If you do use a divider, be sure to use one that is not see through, because it could be stressful for both bettas if they have constant view of each other. Or you could put some plants in for them to be able to get away from each other.
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