Haha, I live in Radcliff. All the bettas disappear off the shelves rather quickly, but that is with every new shipment, and this town isn't that big. I suspect there are a lot of 'put it in a bowl and leave it on the kitchen counter' type of people who go through bettas like normal people go through lightbulbs. :/
I like the idea to divvy the tank into three. That was my thought when I figured Ares was too aggressive for friends. Only I was going to divide them equally. There's a funny little story... My friend gave me four little glowlight tetras for my birthday two days ago. We put them in with Hermes since I didn't really have anywhere else to put them, and he basically ignored them. But then I had to change the water for Hermes, so I plopped them in with Ares and he instantly started trying to eat them. O.o I took them away from him.
They died. We took them back, got the money back, and I bought a gravel siphon instead. Lol
My tank isn't particularly long, but it is pretty deep. I think the lack of side to side spaceis compensated for in the front to back space. I'm pretty sure bettas have a limited understanding of the difference between side to side and front to back, as long as they have adequate room to swim. Hm.
The thing about snails... I'm deathly afraid of invertebrates. Lol. So no snail. I think if I had the two fives and the one ten, Hermes could have a few panda cories. Or if I just left it to the two sections, I could have a marimo ball with Ares. I guess in the end, it all depends on my indecisiveness. Lol
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein
Last edited by erinandares; 10-18-2011 at 12:33 AM.
Reason: just because :p