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Old 10-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #1 
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Divided Breeding Tank?

I'm currently working on my plans for my fall breeding projects and a thought occurred to me. Has anyone tried a divided breeding tank/tub? I was wondering if anyone had an luck or had tried this. It would definitely save room but I was thinking that since fish detect disturbances in water, they would be too distracted by knowing there were other fish around, even with thick dividers.

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:52 PM   #2 
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I've done this with success.

The dividers were plastic mesh so each betta could only see a shadow of the other. Although they still blew nests I found that the males were distracted by each other so I put icecream lids on one side if the divider so they couldnt see each other, they quickly got to work with their ladies and were wrapping at the exact same time... then while I wast watching them breed an earthquake hit and destroyed the nests...both males ate the eggs and I havent tried since.

But yeah, I'd reccomend it especially if you can prevent them from seeing each other through the divder.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:04 PM   #3 
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Thank you for your input! How big was the tank you had these spawns in?
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It was about 24 litres when filled to the top, I had it about 3/4 full.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #5 
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Okay then, thanks!
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #6 
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Good luck with your breeding projects
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:46 AM   #7 
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I have seen it done. I would do it in a 10 gallon just to give enough room. try to spawn different strains so if you raise them together you'll be able to tell the difference when they're older.
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:07 AM   #8 
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That was the plan, except I'm gonna split atleast a 20 gallon but all the fry will probably be raised together since I'm doing smaller spawns. I may still separate them because I know they will look similar.
Thanks for the advice!
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