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You can definitely put 5 bettas in it. If she won't take care of the fish, then she should just give them to you. The good thing about divided tanks is that taking care of multiple bettas is pretty much the same thing as taking care of one. You're only heating/filtering/balancing the chemistry of one tank, and doing maintenance on one tank also. My setups cost roughly 60 each, and I'd be spending the same whether I had 1, 2, or 3 fish in it. By having it divided you're actually kind of getting more mileage for the money spent.
I have found a 20 gallon long with gravel, a filter (will sell it) and a bunch of decorations for $50 cad! Super happy an excited.
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What sort of filter is it? You may want to hang onto it, in the event you ever need to set up a hospital/isolation tank in the future. You never know when extra aquarium equipment will come in handy.

And congrats, that's a pretty good deal. Make sure to wash the gravel and decor in very hot water to make sure there's no diseases on it.
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What sort of filter is it? You may want to hang onto it, in the event you ever need to set up a hospital/isolation tank in the future. You never know when extra aquarium equipment will come in handy.

And congrats, that's a pretty good deal. Make sure to wash the gravel and decor in very hot water to make sure there's no diseases on it.
It's a $40 filter

https://www.petsmart.ca/fish/filters...ers-16969.html
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I actually had one of those that came with a 3 gallon kit. Hated the thing. It took up tons of room in the tank and never picked up any debris despite being a sponge filter.
Should I try to talk down the price and ditch the filter?
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How many bottles/ml of seachem prime should I get?
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How many bottles/ml of seachem prime should I get?
About 3 bottles should last you a while, though can always just get one and buy more as you need it. I usually buy a bunch when there's a sale just to have it on hand. I like to jump on good deals when I see them even if I don't need it at the time, because when I do need it the deal won't be available. Always think ahead!

Over time you should pick up various medications as well, though you don't need them right now. AQ salt (you can also use 100% non-iodized organic sea salt from the grocery store, but it must be 100% salt with no other additives -- salt additives like iodine, iodide, anti-caking agents, etc. are dangerous to fish), Seachem StressGuard, methylene blue and API General Cure are some good things to have on hand. Just stick them on a list for future reference.
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How many bottles/ml of seachem prime should I get?
About 3 bottles should last you a while, though can always just get one and buy more as you need it. I usually buy a bunch when there's a sale just to have it on hand. I like to jump on good deals when I see them even if I don't need it at the time, because when I do need it the deal won't be available. Always think ahead!

Over time you should pick up various medications as well, though you don't need them right now. AQ salt (you can also use 100% non-iodized organic sea salt from the grocery store, but it must be 100% salt with no other additives -- salt additives like iodine, iodide, anti-caking agents, etc. are dangerous to fish), Seachem StressGuard, methylene blue and API General Cure are some good things to have on hand. Just stick them on a list for future reference.
What sized prime bottles?
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Also would should I do divider wise?
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