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Thread: Upgrading Beta Tank
06-05-2009, 08:48 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Upgrading Beta Tank
I got Leonidas around the time the movie 300 came out, so I've had him for over three years now. He's in a 1.5 gallon tank and I've really been meaning to upgrade it. Now it seems like a good enough time.
I'm thinking a five gallon tank and some more stuff. He seems to like a lot of plants and coverings.
If I'm going to upgrade I might as well do it right.
Is five gallons big enough? I've read that a lot of people over crowd their tanks, he's been pretty happy and stable in a 1.5 gallon tank. I'm not so much worried about price as I'm worried about space. I don't really have room for a very big tank. So I'm hoping 5 gallons is pretty good.
Does he need small gravel or sand?
Anything else I should consider?
06-05-2009, 09:37 AM #2
06-05-2009, 12:34 PM #3
06-05-2009, 01:18 PM #4
The 5gal is perfectly fine for a Betta. They do LOVE their plants....Sharon
06-05-2009, 03:00 PM #5
06-05-2009, 03:26 PM #6
I like the ten gallon more! lol
Almost everyone gets a small tank of 5gals. or less for a beta.The next question is what else can I put in with him because he seems lonely.The next thing we say is that the tank is too small for anything else.lol
I say a ten is the smallest tank for a beta mostly for that reason.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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06-07-2009, 08:59 PM #7
5 Gallon tank
I have a male betta in a five gallon tank, upgraded him from a 2 gallon tall vase. He is perfectly happy and he likes swimming through the bubbles from the air stone. I have no filter, I change two gallons out of the tank every three days. I think 5 gallons is fineIf the only thing you know is what you know, then I guess you know it all
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