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Can I raise a female betta and a male betta in a 10gal tank?

Posted by mcgyvr2009i Schenectady, NY 5b (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 12:19

I read this post: Male and Female Betta Together?
and the biggest size concerning betta fish themselves that I found 27 gallons, and even so, it doesn't help me with a 10 gallon tank since it's almost 3 times smaller.
I have a female betta(Gena) and a male betta(Freddy). I used to have them in their own separate tanks. I have Freddy in the 10 gallon tank along with a snail, 4 plastic plants and a ceramic cave. All of the "fish toys" are on one side of the tank. I am saving the other side for a fortress. Once I get that fortress, can I put Gena in with him? I was also thinking about getting some frogs(About 2), shrimp(about 3) and a few snails(I already have 1, so maybe add 2 more). Will this work out or will I be disappointed? I hope to hear from you before Tuesday. Thanks.


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RE: Can I raise a female betta and a male betta in a 10gal tank?

a 10 gallon tank can hold a lot more than many people think. yes, 2 bettas, the frogs, shrimp and snails should be fine in 10 gallons. if you don't have a filtration system, plan on doing frequent water changes, and be careful of what type of snail...some species can go from 2 to 100 in just over a week.


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RE: Can I raise a female betta and a male betta in a 10gal tank?

Freddy (Male betta) killed all three frogs I put in with him. :-(


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