I have one betta in my 10 gallon, and I am planning on dividing it soon and finding him a neighbor.
I've been interested in female bettas for a while now, and I always feel sad they are so unpopular. I see a lot of cute ones lately at my LFS and I'd really like to take one home.
My question is, would it be okay for me to put a female betta on the other side of my ten gallon tank? Would that be too stressful for the fish, or would it be no different than two males sharing a divided tank?
I'm pretty sure that's the term I've heard. Basically, a female will produce eggs when they think they're about to mate. But then they don't, and some expel or reabsorb the eggs, but some do neither, and just get stuck being all eggy and fat. I'm pretty sure it's not ideal. Although others have apparently had success with it, so it might be a fun experiment!