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Old 12-22-2010, 12:33 AM   #1 
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Female betta question...

I feel so dumb for asking this, as I have been an active member of Bettafish.com for over 2 months now (and I have had my betta for 6 months), but can you keep a female betta just like you would a male? Like in a 1.5g filtered tank? I guess I am asking if, if it works for a male, does that mean it works for a female? I have heard that females have tons of personality, so I am thinking about trying to get some.

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Old 12-22-2010, 12:37 AM   #2 
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Of course, gender doesn't affect how many gallons they need or anything else. Just as long as they have proper conditions, like clean water, plants, places to hide and a heater, any Betta should be happy. Although I like more then 1.5 Gallons myself, but thats fine.

Also if you ever have the time or money, Betta Sororities are great lol Females are the best.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:41 AM   #3 
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Some fish have different requirements for different genders. I would love a sorority, but my bedroom is out of room (now that I have 1 55g, 2 10g, 4 5g and under).

Thanks for the quick help!
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #4 
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I feel so dumb for asking this, as I have been an active member of Bettafish.com for over 2 months now (and I have had my betta for 6 months), but can you keep a female betta just like you would a male? Like in a 1.5g filtered tank? I guess I am asking if, if it works for a male, does that mean it works for a female? I have heard that females have tons of personality, so I am thinking about trying to get some.

Thanks!
sure you can, in fact if you want to make sure your female does not have torn fins the result of community housing, its best you separate her from the others. her fins and colour will develop beautifully, although not as 'nice' as males, she will have her own intersting personality.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:02 PM   #5 
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Is a 5 gallon tank too small for a sorority? Maybe 2-4 female bettas?

I have other tanks the mean ones can go in if any show up.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #6 
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Yeah, 5 gallons is too small. 10 gallons is minimum. I use 14 gallons, but i'd rather 20. They're awesome!
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:27 PM   #7 
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Ok, thanks. I might look into setting one up sometime next year (2011).
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Awesome! They're really great, you'll love it!
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I love female bettas. They have tons of personality and I really think that they are hardier sometimes.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #10 
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Agreed! lol
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