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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Divided tank with boy & Girl betta

I just divided my 10g and but my male and female in it. The divider is kind of see-through but not completely. They can see each other enough to start flaring. I didnt know the divider was as clear as it is. It was expensive and now I cant return it....I thought they would stop flaring after a day or so and just lose intrest in each other but it doesnt seem like they are. Is there any possible way that they will calm down after a while(or is that just a stupid question? lol)? And if they won't what can I do to make the divider so they can't see each other. Thanks.

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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 05:30 PM
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Being able to see eachother might not be the greatest idea, since its very stressful to have him want to show off all the time. She may also keep carrying eggs..

I suggest going to the store and getting plastic mesh, if its one of those you put in with removable spines on the sides. It might work a little better.

If not, put lots of plants against it to make it harder to see.
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Ok but I don't know when I will be able to go to the store! Ugh! Will they be okay for a few days? Or is there some household items that I could use?

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I would just keep the tank dark until you can. Even if that means covering it.

I cant think of anything :C
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put ALOT of plants on both sides of the divider. o3o
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Just for a few days is fine, but like PewPewPew said keep it dark.
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Ok, if I put lots of tall plants on each side to cover it, do you think it would be okay to leave it permanently?

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I would say no. There will be a way they can see each other, and the constant hormones from the opposite sex with drive them crazy. They should really only be together if you are breeding them.
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But I started a whole thread about keeping boys and girls together and everybody said it was fine! I just spent all my money on a divider and there is nothing else I can do!

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What thread? I can't find it.


I personally would not keep males and females next to each other, that is my opinion. Others might but that is not a risk I am willing to take. It could make them go crazy trying to get at each other.
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