Early last week I went to PetSmart looking for a new decoration for my females tank & of course I had to check out the Bettas. They had a new batch of what they have labeled as Dragonscale Bettas & there were these 2 beautiful ones purple & aqua green. I resisted temptation because I didn't have the time to set-up a new tank then & only left with the decoration. Well Saturday I went back saying if they were still there I would get them & they were still there! So I got them along with a new 10g tank that I divided thanks to the DIY divider thread on here. I need to get more hiding spaces, but I didn't really like any of the decorations they had left. After I got the tank all set-up & acclimated the bettas over night & the next morning I let them into the tank.
Everything was going great until I looked up about 9:00 last night & the purple one had jumped the divider & they were together fighting. I quickly separated them, lowered the water level & turned off the light to help calm the situation. I had left about 1/2" of the divider above the water, now it is around 1" below. This morning they seamed ok, but I noticed last night that they had torn each others fins up a little.
From what I have read I should just add some AQ Salt to the tank & that will help the fins grow back. Is that right? I've never had this situation before so would like some advice.
Here are the pics of them in their cups being acclimated & then in there new home.