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Old 05-08-2012, 02:44 PM   #1 
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Jars and seperation units?

Hi I was wondering what Jars/seperation units people use for their males, please post photo's so I can see what sort of size I am looking at.
What do people think of these?
http://www.plasticboxshop.co.uk/inde...=613&productid=
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #2 
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I've been using 18oz clear plastic SOLO cups to separate my fish. They require daily cleanings but are decent sized and very clear. If a fish gets sick I can just toss the cup and grab a new one. I get them for about $6 per 100.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #3 
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Back when I separated my males-I used pint and quart canning jars-I always added a plant sprig and water lettuce-along with daily water changes....using pre-tanned water....

When growing out males I found that small containers with lots of water changes is what help to get the nice long fins....along with good nutrition...

Unless your fish room is heated you also need to think about how you are going to maintain the water temp too.

Your link didn't bring up the item-just the web-site....
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:08 PM   #4 
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Ok, sounds good, what about the ones I'm looking at?Do they look good?

EDIT:apologies people, wrong link!!!
http://www.plasticboxshop.co.uk/35lt...dle-1989-p.asp

Old Fish Lady how would you suggest I heat the room/jars?

Also I would need 100% daily water changes for them yes?

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #5 
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I use the clear 1 quart square plastic container sold at Walmart for $1.35 each. They require daily cleaning but are roomy for single males until they get their forever home.
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I use a ceramic element space heater to heat my room. I no longer use heaters in any tanks :)
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #7 
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I use a ceramic element space heater to heat my room. I no longer use heaters in any tanks :)
Thanks will have a look around, do they run on batteries, solar or mains?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #8 
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Those would work, however, I like something a bit deeper so that the fins don't drag too much since this can make them tatter-at least 5-7 inch tall containers is what I like to use....

To heat-you can use a large tub of water with a heater and set each cupped Betta in it......you also need to make sure they can't see each other all the time-its good for them to see each other for a short time a couple of times a day-but not all the time......I usually grow my males out in 76-78F water temps.

And yes, 100% daily water changes for cupped males growing out.

Also, good nutrition is really important-good quality varied diet in small frequent meals.
You want to get good body growth before the fins....
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #9 
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Nutrition:I have 4 cultures on order (one contains tubifex and daphnia culture) a brine shrimp hatchery going strong, decaps, and betta fry first foods etc.
How would I go about keeping them in the same tub of water but not letting them see each other?
Would these be any better?
http://www.plasticboxshop.co.uk/18lt...ox-0-861-p.asp
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OOO!! thanks for making this thread! It's the one thing I wasn't 100 percent on. **Stalking
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