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post #221 of 313 Old 12-13-2013, 09:02 AM
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I would do a 2.5 if you were going to try to hang it inside the tank. Otherwise, at least 2.5 gallons.

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post #222 of 313 Old 12-13-2013, 01:33 PM
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Depending on where you get him you can probably return him if it doesn't work out :D petco has a 2week return policy.

Personally I would give the fella his own tank if he doesn't turn out to be a community guy. In my experience and contrary to popular belief, betta make pretty good community fish :)
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post #223 of 313 Old 12-13-2013, 01:45 PM
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Problems with bettas tend more toward the betta's fins being ripped up by his tankmates than the betta being a bully.
As a backup a 2.5 would work, a 5 would be even better.
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post #224 of 313 Old 12-13-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Personally I would give the fella his own tank if he doesn't turn out to be a community guy. In my experience and contrary to popular belief, betta make pretty good community fish :)
Yes I would do that no doubt. I hate seeing them in the stores looking the way they do

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post #225 of 313 Old 12-14-2013, 11:49 AM
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I kept a blue male betta in my 569ltr with angels, rams, gouramis and some apistos with no problem, he only lived for 4/5months in the big tank, but he had a blast.
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post #226 of 313 Old 12-14-2013, 01:48 PM
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I kept a blue male betta in my 569ltr with angels, rams, gouramis and some apistos with no problem, he only lived for 4/5months in the big tank, but he had a blast.
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Makes it sound as though the fish died after 4-5 months. While fish can die for various reasons, doesn't sound like there was no problem - if that was in fact what happened. Could also be interpreted to mean that you moved the fish out of the tank after 4-5 months, which can also indicate a problem.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #227 of 313 Old 12-14-2013, 05:06 PM
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Sounds like a great idea to hang one or more 2.5 gal. Inside a larger tank. Not sure how to make it work, clamps, tools, materials, equipment, but good idea I think.

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post #228 of 313 Old 12-14-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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thnx for the info everyone. I just finished another set of tubes and stones. I used a little bit larger tube this time. I am in the process of making a shelf of some sort for inside the tank, I have some Java Moss and some Subwassertang on the way and I wanna cover the shelf if possible with stones and moss for a carpet. Also my RCS are on the way from MN. fingers are crossed hoping they survive the trip. Should be here Monday.
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? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
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post #229 of 313 Old 12-17-2013, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Well no luck on the RCS or plants. Mail man has not dropped them off yet . Roads have been kind of rough here lately. Hope they are still alive

Oh hey the shelf is coming along well so far. I actually got the shape cut out and some of the stones in place. Thinking of maybe making a curtain of some sort to hang from the bottom of the shelf to the substrate.
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6 Julii Cory Catfish
? Guppies ( ? males, ? females )
8 Cherry Barbs
14+ RCS
10 Tetra Glow Lites
? baby guppies
5 Marble Hatchetfish
6 Tiger Barbs
8 Assassin Snails
7 Green Barbs
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post #230 of 313 Old 12-17-2013, 07:48 AM
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Oh no! I hope they make it through the cold and safely to their new home!
Love the ideas you're coming up with. . . such a fun tank! ^__^
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