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Old 08-07-2011, 04:24 PM   #1 
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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.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:28 PM   #2 
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It is not a good idea to mix male and female Bettas in the same tank-you would most likely end up with two badly injured or dead fish...especially a 5gal...sadly that is not even big enough for any other species of fish along with the Betta....the shrimp and snails are the limit...adding some live plants could add some interest.......
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:29 PM   #3 
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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
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #4 
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Only put a male and a female together if you're breeding, I'm sorry to say, they will hurt each other, and do bad damage, let alone in a 5 gallon): If you upgrade to a ten gallon, you could get some tetras or platies or something! That way he'd have fish(:
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:56 PM   #5 
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thanks for the advice guys, that would've been dreadful. i added some real plants and a moss ball, it makes the tank way more interesting.
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