Earlier this week I placed an order for some beautiful Betta Smaragdina. I've been reading up on the different wild types (this being my first) and I'm seeing a lot on Imbellis and Smaragdina being able to be housed in pairs. Even a pretty neat video on YouTube of someone housing a male and female Smaragdina together ()! The person selling them breeds them in large quantities and the purchase included a pair, one male and one female. I bought a pair for myself and a pair for my brother. My original plan was to put 1 male in a 30 gallon community with harlequin rasboras and amano shrimp and the other male will be getting a new tank I plan to set up this weekend, either another 5 or 10 gallon. Which size I pick will depend on the possibility of housing my male and female in the same tank.. I know this is usually a big no no but I haven't found anything concrete on housing pairs of this species. If there might be a chance I can have them together it will be in a heavily planted 10 gallon catering to their natural environment. I mean I have 2 weeks to set up the tank before the fish may arrive so I'll be going absolutely nuts with the setup making sure it's perfect. If this is something that has been done before I'd really like to know the results and how well it worked, what the tank was like, plants, etc. If not, I plan to get a 5 gallon for my male and likely will get some smaller cubes or separate tanks for the females as I still feel housing even 2 females in the same tank may be problematic. What does the FishLore community think?! I'm open to any suggestions, again I'm still waiting for the fish to arrive which may take about 2 weeks so I have plenty of time to plan and set up.