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Old 04-03-2011, 04:55 PM   #1 
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55 gallon

I was considering getting a 55 gallon tank to get a group of female bettas in it, but my mother want me to get rid of another small tank, she said no to a pond for my goldfish, so if I were to plant the tank and have a lot of places to hide,would i be able to get a group of around 15 females and maybe put one of my current males into the tanks with maybe a couple of tetras and platys. Or would they attack each other?

Or would it be easier to block off a a corner of the tank for the male betta or drop the 1.75 gallon into the tank in a corner the 55 gallon with something to stop him from jumping out?

I googled it and found some pages with a group of females and one male living together, but I wasn't sure if it was possible.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:23 AM   #2 
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Anyone know if it can be done or not?
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:07 AM   #3 
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I wouldn't put a male in with a group of females. There would be enough problems with the females trying to establish a hierarchy and fighting for top position.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #4 
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Don't put males and females together. The females would probably rip the male apart )= But if you just did a male or just did females the other fish you chose should get along well...
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:36 AM   #5 
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What would be the best way to attach his tank in the bigger tank. This is his tank
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #6 
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Do you want to put the 1.5 gallon inside the 55 gallon? Maybe building some sort of shelf in the 55 where the 1.5 would sit on top of it. That will be alot of work.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:18 AM   #7 
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You cant put that tank in there. Under the black part, which can fill with water, is a bunch of wires. Even when not lit, they will become wet and rust out and leech whatever is inside of them. If you're going to put another tank in there, get one that has no wires in it. Have you considered using a divider to section off like a few gallons of space for him? They make dividers suited for that size, unless its a 55 tall.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:48 PM   #8 
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You can try using a betta condo, though I don't really recommend it, I use it as a temporary place for any betta that needs a refuge for the time being until I can get them there own tank.

And on the issue about the 55 gallon planted tank with 15 females and 1 male, people are going to look down on me and say that I'm dumb, but it can be done. I've seen it before or more like read it before only once. Look up OldFishLady on here, she has successfully kept multiple males and females in one tank, but i do stress this, the tank is heavily planted and big. If memory serves me correctly, she stated that they are usually sibling, but she had successfully added non-siblings to the tank before. This may not work for most people and I advise messaging her before you try anything.
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I've done more research into it at this point, and yes you can keep them together (wasn't as knowladgable'bout this when I replied) but the fish have to be VERY calm/siblings and you need lots of plants (minimum tank size for this is 55 gallons so you should be good) Also, I wouldn't attempt this with a long finned male. A male PK/HMPK/DTPK and a bunch of sorority sisters/brother=good combo. Also, you have to be good at reading the signs of a stressed fish, in other words expirienced in keeping Bettas. Even the slightest signs, the slightest frayin of a fin, you should be able to read what that means to attempt this.
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