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Old 08-20-2009, 09:46 AM   #1 
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Can you make a non-see through divider?

I am looking in to getting a 20 gallon long and divide it into 5-6 for rescued male bettas. I have 2 in a divided 5 gallon and they are always flaring at eachother tirelessly. So I don't want that problem in the 20 gallon and have six seriously stressed out bettas. So do you guys know how to make a divider that the fish can't see through? Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #2 
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http://www.fishforum.com/diy-aquariu...ividers-21866/
Someone on the forum gave me this link last week. :)
I'm not sure if they would be able to see through it or not, but my guess would be no.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:10 AM   #3 
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http://www.fishforum.com/diy-aquariu...ividers-21866/
Someone on the forum gave me this link last week. :)
I'm not sure if they would be able to see through it or not, but my guess would be no.
Yes, they can see through that a little. I have those dividers. If you put lots of plants up against the dividers, and make sure they each have a cave to hide in, you should be fine! I put mine in about a week ago, and they are getting used to each other.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:35 AM   #4 
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prob is that in a filtered tank the water needs to flow between the tank sections- and that usually means they're see through.
I think if you used that tank divider in the link- and actually used 2 layers of mesh a centimeter apart- that would probably block things pretty good- the fish would have a hard time getting to angles so they could see across and actually make anything out, and the water would still pass through just fine.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:36 PM   #5 
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It's okay for them to flare at eachother.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #6 
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yeah i'm not sure just being near each other is enough stress to inhibit their healing. It might actually stimulate them a bit which might help. And if you have 5 spots in your rescue tank you don't really need them all full all at the same time- you can alternate them so they have space between.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #7 
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Flaring actually isn't stressful on bettas.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:46 PM   #8 
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Thanks for all your help guys. It just seems like since they are doing it constantly and aren't swimming around, that it would be stressful. Anyway I think I'll go with those dividers :) Thanks much
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