So, I get a wonderful little CT that I call Maximus cuz he thinks he's the emperor or something. He's extremely territorial in his 10 gallon tank. Clue #1 of things to come. At the same time I got a pink dalmation VT even though I didn't have a tank set up for him yet. Yeah, it was an impulse - I found that I couldn't leave him there. I named him Bravo. Since I didn't have anything set up for Bravo, I put a ready made tank divider in the 10 gallon for a temporary home until I could get him his own place. The thing totally stinks! It didn't fit well so I had to jury rig it... clue #2 of things to come. I put Bravo in and he immediately starts trying to squeeze through the bottom in the gravel and seeing if he can get over the top. Clue #3 of things to come. I had dinner plans so I left believing I had fixed it. Yeah. When I get back, Bravo is in Maximus's side and Max is going to town beating up on Bravo. I don't know how he got over there or how long he's been there, but he was definitely cowed. So I get him out of there asap and put him into a large glass pitcher with a little gravel and a plant until I can get him a proper home. He spent the evening staring at me reproachfully. I felt guilty so I kept telling him it was his own fault. The good news is he wasn't injured or his fins torn. He was back to his playful self in a couple of hours. Whew! I'm taking that stupid divider back to Petsmart asap.
Has anyone ever had this happen? The tank divider totally not working at all, I mean?