Cohabitation in different tanks - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Cohabitation in different tanks

Hi guys,

I have 2 bettas, each in their own Fluval Spec tank, and the idea for getting 2 was so they would find something to do/see during the weekend when no one's around (keeping my bettas at work, not home).

Had to bring one home to treat for finrot during the holiday, everything was going great, his fins were growing very well, until I brought him back to work and it started splitting again/tail bitting over the weekend, I guess because they saw each other and both became stressed, right?

So it's better if they don't see each other at all? What can I do to get them "entertained" over the weekend, or as long as they're alone, they will be better off and happy?

This is how I had them yesterday, before they were right next to each other

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 04:07 PM
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They should only flare/ see eachother for up to 10 minutes a day, preferably only like a minute. I know this sounds dumb, but whenever I watch shows on my phone, I tilt it so that they can see it or I put a screensaver on my laptop and show it to them. Being alone will be better off than flaring constantly though.

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Do you have a timer on the lights so they're on no more than eight hours per day on the weekends? Or do you leave them off? Leaving them off is preferable to leaving them on.

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