View Full Version : Better tank for a Betta

05-19-2006, 10:05 AM
At the gazebo (pet shops name is gazebo) they have Male Battas in about one litre containers and i was curious if a 3 gallon wouldnt still be cruel to keep it in so would a 3 gallon be a good size?

05-19-2006, 12:10 PM
I think it is good.

05-19-2006, 12:58 PM
be better than what it in now.

05-19-2006, 01:06 PM
What would be the PERFECT size tank for a betta

05-19-2006, 01:25 PM
seen dozens of betta yesterday in 1/2 cups of water. anythings better than that! on way back from airport stop to every pet shop.!

05-19-2006, 01:30 PM
Thats horrible i plan for mine to be extra happy
so when i get him his name shall be happy

05-19-2006, 05:59 PM
Setup a densely planted tank with a lot of floating plants and a few females and he'll be very happy.

05-19-2006, 08:40 PM
if i do that u rekon ill get babies?

05-19-2006, 08:49 PM
With a little effort, yes.

05-19-2006, 08:57 PM
mad i wanna try breeding a fair few fish so i can fill the garage out with tanks and sell em

05-19-2006, 09:26 PM
Breeding is always fun. i always decorate all my community tank to allow al the speices I keep to breed in them since I want to breed everything ;-)

05-25-2006, 12:21 PM
I have a spare Container which i used to keep feeder fish in its 59cmx17cmx32cm and i was thinking of using that for the better would that be cruel ill set it up properly and everything but if i were what would be the BEST floor style gravel sand ETC thanx and is it nicer to warm the tank for the better or cold?

06-02-2006, 03:57 PM
Im not sure if my betta is eating enogh he looks healthy but i rarley see him take a nibble i tried feeding him frozen blood worms but when they sunk he ignored them the goldfish get them but he eats some flake what can i do?

06-03-2006, 03:07 AM
Keep an eye on him. Betta eats in another way than cichlids etc. more slowly and spitting out more food.

The tank you described could be set up for bettas

06-03-2006, 12:03 PM
turns out i had to switch the betta and golds with the baby convicts as they are growing fast

06-03-2006, 03:18 PM
Yes they do.

10-10-2016, 12:01 PM
I would never keep a betta in a tank smaller than 5 gallons. This allows for him to keep his ample fins away from the current of the filter if he wants and it allows for plants to make him happy as his natural habitat has plants and they enjoy exploring the plants. A 5 gallon tank also allows for a few other fish, very tiny fish, like 5 dwarf rasboras or 5 endlers or 6 dwarf corydoras. I've kept all of these simultaneously in a 10 gallon tank. And one betta and one type of 5 or 6 of the other mentioned fish in a five gallon tank. You can also add a few dwarf shrimp, large adults, to either tank. The betta will eat the fry and not let the tank get overrun with shrimp. Bettas eat fast and some people are concered the betta will eat all the food, but I've never had this problem. Give the betta the pellets for bettas that float, the rasboras and endlers food that will sink slowly, and the shrimp and corydoras quick sinking larger pellets. Even when I've just tossed some flakes in everyone gets their share, although I wouldn't always feed flakes.

10-10-2016, 12:02 PM
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