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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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My new tank

I am thinking of purchasing a 29 litres (6.4 gallons) fish tank for 2 bettas. Would I be able to have two female bettas or would they fight? My total costs add up to just over £100 and I only have £30 at the moment but I can earn £35 a month through doing chores- Anybody got any tips for getting money to buy the things needed?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 04:09 PM
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I think if you made or bought a divider for your tank you could have two female bettas. in an undivided tank they would probably fight.

the supplies to make a divider are fairly inexpensive, just plastic craft mesh (the kind used for needlepoint) and either suction cup divider holders or straight binder clips. If you get the suction cups, it's probably best to use two sheets of mesh and zip-tie them together so they don't wiggle around or fall out of the holder.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2018, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your response, could I put 2 ghost shrimp in with just one Betta and if so are there any other fish I could put in that wouldn't fight with the Betta? Would some neon tetras be okay?

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Hey HarryKeig, welcome to the forum!

Ghost Shrimp seem to have a 50/50 chance on surviving. I think it all depends on the Betta and if they'll tolerate the shrimp.
Sometimes bettas eat them and sometimes they'll live peacefully together. (Mine ate them the day after i added them!)
Unfortunately neon tetras are one of the top worst fin nippers and are quite fragile as well.
I'd suggest snails; I personally have a couple cobra guppies in with my betta, but they all coexist in a 20 gallon, so I'm not sure how they'd act together in your tank. (The more plants, etc. where they can hide, the less likely you'll have any trouble). I've heard others keep their bettas with zebra danios and ember tetras, though tetras feel safer in larger groups which might not be best for your tank size.

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