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Would a Giant Betta be happy/healthy in a 20 gal?


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#1 FrogFarm

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 05:51 PM

Hey everyone I am new to this website as to Giants.

I am just wondering if you guys think a Giant would do well in a 20 gallon?
I'd like to get one but not sure if the tank I have is large enough.
It is 24" long, 20 gallons as I said above, haha.


What would you guys say?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:16 PM

I wouldnt see why he wouldnt do well. :) If you are worried about too much void space plant it very heavily or do lots of silk plants.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:24 PM

I think a giant especially would love it and very much appreciate the space. Ciddian makes a good point about heavily planting it with real or silk plants if it seems to empty and depending on what the individual Betta seems to like.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:58 PM

Okay I actually thought it might be too small. Haha


I LOVE a ton of plants in the tank, too so I'll bet he'll like it.

Now I just need to know where to get Giants in Canada!

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 11:12 PM

i think that a giant would love a 20 gallon, especially with lots of plants and things to look at. cant wait to see it when you get him, you'll have to post a pic or two of it.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:48 AM

I'll be sure to brag about him when I get one!

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:43 PM

It is an old post more than two weeks, but I am new here and have a very large betta. I have a 3" plus betta she is bigger than the betta kings at petco. She was a rescue from a cuppa, and she was very stressed, very shy of people. When I got her home she went into a 40 oz jar with a heater, then into a 2.5 gal aquarium with heater and filter, then into a five gal with heater, 2 filters, gravel, and plant. The five gallon seems fine for her, right now. Shes a rocket if startled. I have a ten gallon that may be her next home because her body weight by proportion has more mass the betta kings. Aquabid has had some betta malfish giants 3.5 inches, and I think a five would be fine for that size. I have read about giant malfish betta twice the size of her. Twenty gallons maybe my minimum for one of the largest males. My bookshelf 15 gallon with the sorority is a much more entertaining setup, Except for Sunday cleaning. I guess I like the smaller versions because I would not want to be cleaning monster fish turds, anyday. My big girl, Sol should be in a fifteen to thirty gallon bookshelf herself so she can move like a fish.




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