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Old 05-26-2010, 09:51 PM   #1 
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Will he notice?

I've currently got my spoiled guy in a 10g all by himself. It's been that way for almost a year now, but I saw a pathetic little guy at work who has virtually no tail fin left. I was hoping to take him home and maybe give him 2.5g of the 10. Would Roscoe (the current inhabitant) notice the missing space? There's tons of plants to explore (a couple of massive swords, some moneywort and some scarlet temple).
I've been keeping an eye on the betta at work and the fin rot is gone, and there is evidence of tail growth so he shouldn't be bringing any of that to Roscoe. We currently have him in a larger breeding trap in our 5g betta treatment tank and I wanted to give him the proper space he deserves to heal. Is this a bad idea? Will Roscoe mind 7.5 gallons vs. his previous 10?
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:51 PM   #2 
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Take Roscoe out, put up a divider, change the plants around so that it seems like a whole new territory, and he should be fine. Also might want to have lots of plants by the divider so they can't see ech other all the time.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:09 PM   #3 
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:56 PM   #4 
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The plants are going to be extremely difficult to move. Their roots are definitely in there and they've been healthy and established for quite some time. I've got two 1-ft tall along where the divider will be so I hope that should be fine.

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Old 05-26-2010, 11:57 PM   #5 
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:14 AM   #6 
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Take Roscoe out, put up a divider, change the plants around so that it seems like a whole new territory, and he should be fine. Also might want to have lots of plants by the divider so they can't see ech other all the time.
yeah good idea....oooh planted plants huh....damn. all my plants are growing on driftwood, so my tank gets redecorated/rearranged every week during water changes.

I suggest you get some Java Fern and then put it against the divider(leave it on the driftwood). The Java Fern will eventually grow covering the divider and makes your tank look more natural.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:23 AM   #7 
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My Java ferns are securly fastened to my driftwood already :/ The divider I'm getting isn't too clear so maybe Roscoe won't notice another fish on the other side :P
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I say go for it!!!

I've done the same thing with one of my guys and he is just fine with it. :)
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