View Full Version : Bookshelf Aquarium by Petco with "divider" for two Bettas. :)

08-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Hey there, I have four of these tanks from Petco and it is called the bookshelf aquarium. I am only done with three of them at this point. I have planted real plants, am using fertilizer pellets and just started a DIY carbon dioxide kit with sugar and yeast. So far the water parameters are doing pretty well. Just wanted to share some pics. I have planted crypts, mini swords, different stem plants, some moss balls thrown in for a jungle appearance. :)

Let me know what you think. The ones that are more sparsely planted just need more time for me to find more plants. As you all know, this is an ongoing process. :)

The first pic shows how I divided the 6.6 gallon tanks using a black clipboard that I cut to the size of the tank. So each betta has 3.3 gallons. It may not seem like a lot but they do not seem unhappy. They have a lot of plants to play with and the ghost shrimp (you cannot see them in these photos) seem to keep my bettas entertained. :22:








08-02-2010, 10:37 AM
That's pretty cool. 3.3 gallons IMO is enough room for a single male betta. More of course is always better but 3.3 is adequate. I used to keep one in a 2.5 and he seemed happy enough. He is now in a 5.5 and seems to do even better.