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12-03-2012, 06:03 AM #1
minimum tank size for a female Betta
Hi today I got a new 1.5 gallon tank for a Betta
Ever would you say is the minimum size. For a Betta
And BTW does a Betta need a cycled tank
12-03-2012, 06:52 AM #2
Best recommended size is 5 gallons, and yes, a cycled tank with a filter is always the best option
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12-03-2012, 01:10 PM #3
May I add that bettas also need a heater - betta owners here always say they do well at 82 degrees.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
12-03-2012, 03:56 PM #4
I second both those...
Heater, filter, regular water changes, at least 5 gallons....yep.
If you put him in that little thing with no heater or filter, he will die in a matter of months, AT BEST. They can live 3-4 years on average when well maintained.20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
12-03-2012, 04:58 PM #5
Everyone above +10000.
btw-ALL aquatic animals need a cycled tank.
12-03-2012, 10:09 PM #6
It is filtered and has a heater and the national Betta administration says 1 gallon minimum