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Old 09-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #1 
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250 gallon and one betta?

I am inheriting a few NPT. One is a 250 gallon freshwater and obviously cycled. I was wondering how much is too much for a betta? Would it be too much pressure for one male betta? I am getting the tanks hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #2 
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I am inheriting a few NPT. One is a 250 gallon freshwater and obviously cycled. I was wondering how much is too much for a betta? Would it be too much pressure for one male betta? I am getting the tanks hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
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I'm not sure if it would be too much...maybe for some males..but, I'm thinking a VERY HAPPY BETTA lol!
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #3 
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More likely a stressed Betta than a happy Betta if you are going to choose the heavily finned males. I would myself actually have a colony of wild Bettas and find a way to heavily planted tank
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More likely a stressed Betta than a happy Betta if you are going to choose the heavily finned males. I would myself actually have a colony of wild Bettas and find a way to heavily planted tank
+1..awesome idea!
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #5 
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250 gallons seems like serious overkill for one betta...why not divide it a few times and have several very happy bettas in there? maybe vary the sizes so you can have a few normal sized bettas on the sides and a giant or king in the middle?

also, how deep is the tank? i remember my 300 gallon iguana tank was nearly three feet deep, and i can imagine that'd be quite a struggle for bettas to get to the top to breathe, unless the tank was only half filled. (that might be nice though, to have some semi-aquatic plants in with the full aqua plants and give them room to grow above the surface.)
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #6 
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It is about 2 and a half feet tall. It is just crazily long. It was mainly a freshwater plant exhibit. I was thinking about putting one of my VT males there. I am not familiar with wild betta at all
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That's a long way up, can't you do other fishes? I'd love to have a 250 tank with Oscars... The tank is PRETTY big for a Betta...
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I think it is too much.... Any water that is deeper than a foot is starting to get too deep for a betta...they are made for shallower waters
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Okay, thank you! No betta it is. It has been brought up to be just a plant exhibit. I thought one betta couldn't hurt. Now that I think about it, he'd probably get lost in there. :/
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #10 
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I also have a few other freshwater npt. The smallest is a 55 gallon. It is maybe a foot and a half tall. Would that also be too much? The 55 gallon has had other fish in there before. Not in there anymore.

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