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Old 10-23-2011, 05:06 PM   #1 
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2 male bettas

ok forgive me im a noob at fish but i have a 2 gallon tank that i had one betta in (bubbles) and he was active i put a divider in and put a second one in (azul, can u guess his color) now bubbles is kinda blah does not like to do anything, could the fact i put another betta in be messing with him?
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:39 PM   #2 
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Absolutely. The tank mate will make Bubbles stressful in such a small space.
For 2 bettas you don't want to go lower than a 5 galons, and that's pushing it.
Two galons is way too small for the two fish to share the space.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:37 PM   #3 
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It sounds like your water quality might be getting bad too. With two fish the water quality will deteriorate much faster. Plus you gave him 2 gallons and then took that space away! That is just not cool in his eyes.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:36 PM   #4 
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I would remove that divider, get myself to a dollar shop and find a nice large bowl or tank, 2 gallons as a minimum, grab a heater and put your new guy in that. That way they can both have two gallons. :)
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ok got the perfect solution. my roommate bought a 50 gallon hexigonal tank today and i put azul in it soon ( after 2 weeks) he will have some more friends in there. and bubbles is back to his "normal" self.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:32 AM   #6 
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That's excellent. :) I'd still grab a second bowl, though, just in case Azul doesn't appreciate his new friends. Some bettas make amazing community fish, but you never can tell.
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