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View Poll Results: What tank size do you keep your bettas in?
Unfiltered 1 gallon or under 6 10.34%
Filtered 1 gallon or under 1 1.72%
2 - 2.5 gallon 25 43.10%
3 gallon 7 12.07%
4 gallon 1 1.72%
5 gallon 12 20.69%
6 gallon 1 1.72%
7-8 gallon 2 3.45%
9-10 gallon 2 3.45%
Over 10 gallons 1 1.72%
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:14 AM   #1 
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Poll: Minimum tank size for bettas

Just out of interest, what sized tank do you keep your bettas in? After, post below to explain why :)

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:24 AM   #2 
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I like to make sure my boy bettas get atleast 5 gallons each...In the past I kept my bettas in smaller tanks but I think my guys are more lively in 5 gallons and up and they really enjoy the swimming space.Larger tanks hold a nice cycle which means if i get busy and skip a day or two of water change my fish will be ok...It is also alot easier to find a heater for a bigger tank. I do have a blind betta in a 3 gallon though and he seems to enjoy it...so I think 3 gallons would be the smallest tank size I would get, but I like to give my guys 5 gallons or more usually..
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:41 AM   #3 
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I didn't vote because there isn't a multiple choice one lol.. I keep mine in 1-2 gallons, (mostly 2, have 1 1 gal being used at the moment) unfiltered. Simply because of the amount of room I have available for these guys without going for even more multiple large tanks. Easier to place them on shelves then give up floor space that is occupied by furniture, kid and dog hehe. I would love to have them all in larger tanks, but they are warm, clean water, planted and healthy.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:42 AM   #4 
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I didn't vote either since I keep my guys in a range of sizes. The smallest is 3 gallons and the largest is 10G for 1 fish. I have everything listed in my siggy too :)
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:49 AM   #5 
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EDIT: Because some people keep their bettas in various sized tanks, if this is your case, just select what you consider to be the minimum/best tank choice :)
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #6 
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I voted for 2-2.5 as the minimum. Simply because its easier to heat tanks larger than a gallon and gives the fish room to swim around and explore and not get too bored.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:17 PM   #7 
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I don't think there is a minimum. As long as water quality is good and they are warm, any size works. I.E. How breeders keep them. If someone has a room they keep heated and keep their bettas in a 1/2 gallon of water (or less) and do the necessary water changes, those fish are just fine as far as I am concerned.

That being said, I personally won't keep my fish in anything less than 2 gallons. It is too much work on anything smaller.

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Old 11-30-2011, 01:21 PM   #8 
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I am actually at 1.5 gallon. My boy seems to get enough swim and space to explore.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:41 PM   #9 
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I put 3 gallon but I use a variety of sizes. most are at least 3 gallons, two are 10g and 1 is a 20g. I also have a 1 gallon in use by a tiny CT.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #10 
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I just voted for the size I have now (sort of). I think 1 gallon and above is fine. I found a good deal on a 3.5 gallon and my boy seems to be exploring the territory, hanging out in temple (so glad he uses it), and guarding his territory in that one reflective corner. o.o;
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