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Old July 20th 06, 02:31 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Am new to bettas and was wondering how big of a tank is needed for 1
betta??

I would like to get 2 and was wondering if I could have 2 in one tank
and if so how big a tank??

TIA


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Old July 20th 06, 03:04 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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kraut wrote:
Am new to bettas and was wondering how big of a tank is needed for 1
betta??


The smallest tank you should have is 5 gallons, with proper filtration.

I would like to get 2 and was wondering if I could have 2 in one tank
and if so how big a tank??


Unless it's a male and a female, you cannot keep them in the same tank.
They will fight until one of them is dead.

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Old July 20th 06, 07:02 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kraut
Am new to bettas and was wondering how big of a tank is needed for 1
betta??

I would like to get 2 and was wondering if I could have 2 in one tank
and if so how big a tank??

TIA
Beta's for the most part can be kept in pretty small tanks, they don't need filteration or air pumped in to the tank because they can breath air from the surface unlike most fish, they have special tanks at any local store, wal-mart, petsmart, ect.

Betas shouldn't be kept in a tank together unless there is a divider.
If you decide to get the divider, i would get a male and female or two females, because males could become over stressed.
This is a link showing this kind of tank, and the other is just standard beta tanks




http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...N=2037042&Ne=2


http://www.petsmart.com/global/searc...N=2037042&Ne=2
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Old July 20th 06, 07:15 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"kraut" wrote in message
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Am new to bettas and was wondering how big of a tank is needed for 1
betta??

I would like to get 2 and was wondering if I could have 2 in one tank
and if so how big a tank??


I have kept Bettas in 7 Litre tanks (2 Gal) for the last 4 years.
No filter or heater (mild climate in Qld Australia)
Water needs to be treated and 70% - 80% changed weekly, to help keep them
healthy.
Each male needs to be in its own tank, although 2-3 females may be OK
together once they sort out who is in charge :-)
Some plastic plants in the tank help them rest near the surface as well.
Browse through these :
http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/an...s2/p/betta.htm
http://betta.allbio.org/
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art17376.asp
http://aquamaniacs.net/forum/portal.php


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Old July 20th 06, 02:58 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 21:04:07 -0500, Victor Martinez
wrote:

kraut wrote:
Am new to bettas and was wondering how big of a tank is needed for 1
betta??


The smallest tank you should have is 5 gallons, with proper filtration.

I have seen single male Betas in small bowls, no filtration.

I would like to get 2 and was wondering if I could have 2 in one tank
and if so how big a tank??


Unless it's a male and a female, you cannot keep them in the same tank.
They will fight until one of them is dead.


You can put them in the same tank if you put a clear divider between.
They will put on beautiful displays.

Betas are sometimes put singularly into community tanks. It has been
a long times since I tried. As I recall they sometimes would nip
fins.

dick
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Old July 20th 06, 04:31 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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"Victor Martinez" wrote in message
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Unless it's a male and a female, you cannot keep them in the same tank.
They will fight until one of them is dead.

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This is not a good idea. I know this from experience. Unless the female is
ready to breed the male may constantly attack and harass her until she
dies - that is unless the tank is quite large and she can avoid him.
Bettas do very well in 1g tanks or jars.
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Old July 21st 06, 12:17 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Dick wrote:


I have seen single male Betas in small bowls, no filtration.


Betas are sometimes put singularly into community tanks. It has been
a long times since I tried. As I recall they sometimes would nip
fins.

dick


FYI....that would be Betta. (it's pornounced "bet-uh", not "bait-uh"
and is the usual reason for the misspelling)

Bettas can only survive in a small, unheated and unfiltered bowl.
However, they will thrive in a heated tank.
1g is the absolute minimum tank they should be housed in.
Keeping them in community tanks is often fine, and I do recommend it.
However, as with every single Betta, each has a different personality
and that needs to be considered.
Tank mates are usually the ones doing the nipping and the Betta ends of
shredded if put in with the wrong type.
Fish that are very small, such as live bearer fry or Neons when very
tiny (fully grown Neons are usually fine) make for good snacks.
Bettas are carnivores, so anything it can fit into it's mouth will be.
In regard to housing a male in with females, again that depends on tank
size, as well as each individual personality of each fish. Sex plays no
part in aggression here. A female can shred up a male just as good, so
only experienced Betta keepers should house females and a male in one
tank.
These fish are aware of what goes on outside their tank, so they
quickly become tame to their owners.
Stay away from freeze dried foods, as they will cause constipation.
They need a good staple food and another "meat' type food, such as
frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp.
They should be fed twice a day, in small amounts.
Their water should be kept clean and heated to 78-80*f.

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Old July 21st 06, 02:10 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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This message has been recycled. HMMmmm.....

On 7/20/2006 6:17 PM, Tynk wrote:
Dick wrote:


I have seen single male Betas in small bowls, no filtration.


Betas are sometimes put singularly into community tanks. It has been
a long times since I tried. As I recall they sometimes would nip
fins.

dick


FYI....that would be Betta. (it's pornounced "bet-uh", not "bait-uh"
and is the usual reason for the misspelling)

Bettas can only survive in a small, unheated and unfiltered bowl.
However, they will thrive in a heated tank.
1g is the absolute minimum tank they should be housed in.
Keeping them in community tanks is often fine, and I do recommend it.
However, as with every single Betta, each has a different personality
and that needs to be considered.
Tank mates are usually the ones doing the nipping and the Betta ends of
shredded if put in with the wrong type.
Fish that are very small, such as live bearer fry or Neons when very
tiny (fully grown Neons are usually fine) make for good snacks.
Bettas are carnivores, so anything it can fit into it's mouth will be.
In regard to housing a male in with females, again that depends on tank
size, as well as each individual personality of each fish. Sex plays no
part in aggression here. A female can shred up a male just as good, so
only experienced Betta keepers should house females and a male in one
tank.
These fish are aware of what goes on outside their tank, so they
quickly become tame to their owners.
Stay away from freeze dried foods, as they will cause constipation.
They need a good staple food and another "meat' type food, such as
frozen bloodworms or brine shrimp.
They should be fed twice a day, in small amounts.
Their water should be kept clean and heated to 78-80*f.


Makes me wonder who's recycling messages. Could our favourite fag boi
Roy Hauer be back from the methadone clinic?


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Old July 21st 06, 02:17 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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On 7/20/2006 10:31 AM, Ki-L wrote:

"Victor Martinez" wrote in message
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Unless it's a male and a female, you cannot keep them in the same
tank. They will fight until one of them is dead.

=========================
This is not a good idea. I know this from experience. Unless the
female is ready to breed the male may constantly attack and harass her
until she dies - that is unless the tank is quite large and she can
avoid him. Bettas do very well in 1g tanks or jars.

I managed to learn in two months what it took you ten years.
You can fold your hand any time now.

Now go stand in the corner of the bathroom and pretend to be the roll of
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Old July 21st 06, 03:17 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Dick wrote:
I have seen single male Betas in small bowls, no filtration.


That doesn't mean it's the best for the fish.

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