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Old 11-26-2011, 10:04 AM   #1 
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My betta dosent like bigger tanks?

So i had my Betta Blaze for awhile now. Hes over a year old. Hes a double-tail and bites his tail ALOT. So the other day we had to move somethings around so i moved him from his 5 gallon tank to a 1 gallon critter keeper. And he now makes bubblenests is more friendly exc. He loves the cave too. When i had him in a separated tank he was overly stressed and wouldn't stop flaring FOREVER so i moved him into the 5 gallon and now into the 1 gallon which it seems is his favorite. So im going to keep him in there. Has anyone else ever had this problem?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:58 AM   #2 
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i had a similar problem. my VT liked his .5g as there wasnt much room to swim in. put him in a tall 1g and also a 2.5g with some plants but more swimming space. neither worked. i put him in a 5g divided and put alot of plants and many places to hide in the plants and he's doing well conidering he has a DTHM for a neighbor. i suggest you give him many more spaces to hide and explore. it may be he likes the place to explore but not all betta tolerate companions in divided tanks. a picture background can also cause too much reflection and the betta will keep flaring at himself.

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Old 11-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #3 
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Lol I have had one betta who sulked the entire time he was in a bigger tank. He got moved to a 3 gallon because he wasn't really doing anything... then he was happy, exploring, and so forth o_O I don't know. Must be the betta different personalities, wants and needs haha!
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:33 AM   #4 
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I had a betta that didn't like his 5g so I went down to a 2 gallon and he was much happier. He was the only one that was ever like that.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:49 PM   #5 
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I had a female who acted all suffering diva style when she was moved from the 20 to a 5... I tried her in a 10 but nooooo little picky girl!!! <3
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #6 
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my Plakat girl, Lulu..... she spent her whole life with me in a one gallon. when my CT female passed away, i decided to put Lulu in her 2 gallon tank. but, Lulu stressed out SO bad. stripped up, hid in her cave for a week. finally moved her back to her one gallon, and she was fine. o.0

more recently, i put her in my 1.5 gallon tank, and she did the SAME thing. what the world, Lulu? not even .5 gallons? xD
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:07 PM   #7 
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hahah wow xD
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:05 PM   #8 
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Jalen was really inactive the first two weeks he was moved from his 1 gal to his 2.5. But there was no more tail biting. :D
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:00 PM   #9 
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I put my old betta in a 10 gal, and he hated it so much I put him back in his 2.5. he definitely hated the bigger tank, even with many more places to hide.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:11 PM   #10 
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my guy rebel hated being in the 5g tank, he was lethargic and depressed all the time, in his 3.5g he's much happier and zooming around all over the place...
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