Originally Posted by myfishnamedthelonius
i was wondering if it would be a good idea to mix a female and male betta in a 5 gallon tank. i don't really care about breeding them, it's just that he seems kind of lonely in the tank by himself. i have my betta mixed with a mystery snail and 3 ghost shrimp, but it's not really the same as having a couple of fish to look at.
It is DEF. not a god idea, you should never put a male and female together unless you plan to breed them... and that is expensive and time consuming (and pricey)
If you want a tank with a couple fish you could get a 10 gallon (nothing smaller), get a filter, heater, light, the whole set up, and have some tetras or danios ad put your male in there, a 5 gallon is not big enough for that though