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Old 02-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #1 
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Question Aquarium Size

How many betta fish can I fit in a 5.5 gallon tank? Can I fit like a sorority or just one fish? I am only warming up the aquarium so I didn't get any fish yet.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:46 PM   #2 
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You can only fit one betta in that tank. A sorority requires a 10gallon tank minimum.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #3 
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You can actually divide the tank into two with a tank divider and have two Betta fish. Or you can give the whole tank to one Betta fish (male or female). But sadly it's not big enough for a sorority.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #4 
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Since you have a 5.5 gallon, consider doing a fishless cycle before adding fish. :)
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #5 
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Ok thanks I'm adding just one and it's going through the fishless cycle now
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #6 
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http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=40025 Hope this helps!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:49 AM   #7 
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If I may ask, how are you cycling the tank, most people cycle it by just running it for a day or two, when this really isn't how you cycle a tank
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