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Old 02-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #11 
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Zacheyp, I personally feel that a betta requires at least a 2.5 gallon tank.

1 gallons are extremely difficult to heat consistantly, and you'd need to do a 100% water change every two days. They're small, and honestly a betta would end up feeling cramped in there.

2 and a half gallon tanks only need one 50% and one 100% water change a week, they're larger, and easier to heat. Seeing as betta's enjoy swimming and moving and exploring, having a larger tank with more room for decor would help keep your boy fit and happy.

You could technically fit a betta in a 1 gallon if you wanted, but the goal of fish keeping is to make sure your betta thrives, not just survives.
Not always true. My boy Garland stresses out in anything bigger than a 1.5 gallon. =]
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #12 
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Then no one gallon!!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #13 
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What tank would you recommend?
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #14 
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That is probably best!
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #15 
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That is probably best!
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #16 
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critter keepers the bow tank series at petsmart ect
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:22 PM   #17 
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What is the critter keeper?
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Ummm a critter keepr is that thing thats plastic you can put lizards and stuf in but they make good cheap tanks but dont have filters. Ive got my orange dalmation male in one and he seems fine.

http://www.bing.com/shopping/kritter...eper&FORM=HURE
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=88555 this will thel you how many gallons eacch holds.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #19 
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I want a filter but it has to be ABSOLUTEY SILENT any ideas?
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #20 
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Zacheyp, I personally feel that a betta requires at least a 2.5 gallon tank.

1 gallons are extremely difficult to heat consistantly, and you'd need to do a 100% water change every two days. They're small, and honestly a betta would end up feeling cramped in there.

2 and a half gallon tanks only need one 50% and one 100% water change a week, they're larger, and easier to heat. Seeing as betta's enjoy swimming and moving and exploring, having a larger tank with more room for decor would help keep your boy fit and happy.

You could technically fit a betta in a 1 gallon if you wanted, but the goal of fish keeping is to make sure your betta thrives, not just survives.

I use two one gallons- and my bettas thrive, I don't think they could be happier as they currently are. And there isn't a whole lot of trouble heating a one gallon- you just have to make sure to get a heater that works best for your set up, and location of the tank.. and they require the exact same #/% water change per week as a 2.5- it all depends whether or not there is a filter.
Water changes every 2 days is too much- as the water can technically be too clean and could in turn put the betta at a disadvantage.


OP- I would only divide by one- as even though you are dividing into 1 gallons, it will be less then a gallon due to substrate and having the water level lowered to help prevent jumping over.
Having a male and female next to each other is no different then having two males, or two females next to one another. In time they will get used to each other, and they will flare/dance just the same regardless of sex. I have all of mine in rows and they are in perfect few of opposite sexes with no issues, no stresses and no ailments.

Kritter Keepers are great- I have some of the aquatic ones from PetCo.. cheap, easy to clean and heat. You don't need a filter for a betta as long as you are willing to do weekly 100% water changes.
The filter will depend on the size of the tank, and the flow of the filter- what size tanks it works best with.

For anything smaller then 5 gallons I don't even worry about a filter, as there won't be a stable cycle, and trying to vacuum something small can be frustrating.. I prefer to just do the 100%, but that is my preference.
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