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#1 LadyWhimsy

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:42 AM

I have a 2.5 gallon divided with 2 males. They obviously don't like each other but will they be able to live there without being too stressed out? Tell me your experiences.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:57 AM

2.5 gallons are too small to divide. Not only because of the small amount of water per fish, but also because that gives them no room to "escape" the other male. Dividing 5 gallon tanks or bigger give the fish places to go where the other male is not in their direct line of sight.

This is a stressful situation in that small of a tank.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:28 AM

Thank you for the feedback. I will set up another 2 gallon and give him his own space.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:13 AM

yeah giving them two separate tanks will reduce their stress and give them more space

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:55 AM

They are much happier now. They each have their own tanks with heaters. Arthur and Carlos are grateful!

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:19 PM

for a split tank of two bettas i think a 10 gallon is perfect. then you can also get a few ghost shrimp for a clean up crew.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:22 PM

Wont they eat the ghost shrimp?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:26 PM

Some will eat ghost shrimp, others leave them alone. I won't risk it personality but there have been some people who's bettas didn't eat them.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:45 PM

None of mine eat them. if anything they just swim up to them and inspect them then swim away.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:05 PM

My girl eats her ghost shrimp with relish.




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