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If you're worried then don't do it or you'll get stress lines.
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If you're worried then don't do it or you'll get stress lines.
But see, I really want to! Are stress lines okay for one day?

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Yep. There's going to be flaring/posturing when you first put them together. That's normal. It should slow down. If the flaring doesn't stop you can always rehome or return the new Betta.

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Yep. There's going to be flaring/posturing when you first put them together. That's normal. It should slow down. If the flaring doesn't stop you can always rehome or return the new Betta.
That's probably what I'll do. I'll put some plants in front of the divider just to make it harder for them to see... now just to convince my parents...

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I'll have to look into making my own.

The problem with quarantining for me is that I don't have an extra heater or even filter cartridges and my parents won't let me buy that just so I could use it for one week... I have a spare 1.5 gallon, can I just use that without a filter and heater?

Don't they get stressed from all that flaring?
1.5 is fine for a QT for a week or two. You will need to do 100% water changes at least every week.
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1.5 is fine for a QT for a week or two. You will need to do 100% water changes at least every week.
Yes, and I'll add some bamboo just to act as a filter.

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For the QT, what if he seems to have ich or something? How will I kill that without a heater?

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You'll have to change the water every other day in an unfiltered 1.5 gallon. At least 50%. If you have any floating plants (like Cabomba or Anachris) that will help.

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You'll have to change the water every other day in an unfiltered 1.5 gallon. At least 50%. If you have any floating plants (like Cabomba or Anachris) that will help.
Will that kill the ich and stuff? o.o

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No, that's for the filtering. Add aquarium salt to the tank (1/4 tsp per gallon) to get rid of the ich.

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