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Old 05-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #1 
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Cruel?

Is it cruel to put two Betta tanks together where they can see each other? It keeps them busy and not bored and they have never started tail biting
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #2 
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they can get stressed, and it is never the best idea to put two betta tanks together, only if its for a couple of minutes a day i guess it would be ok....but not for their lifespan.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #3 
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It stresses them out. In addition to a water change, it can cause LOTS of stress.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #4 
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It stresses them out. In addition to a water change, it can cause LOTS of stress.
totally agree
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #5 
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Okay I'll put a rag between them so they can't see each other
Thank you!!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #6 
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:01 PM   #7 
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:I i gotta disagree. all of my bettas have lived in plain sight of each other. right now, i have Ichi, Sniper, Lulu, and Spy, side by side. Ichi can see Sniper. Sniper can see Ichi and Lulu, who can see Sniper and Spy, who can see Lulu. between those four, none are stressed at all. as long as you give them plenty of plants to hide in, to get away from each other for a while, they're fine.

shoot, Sniper and Ichi see each other all the time, only hiding once in a while, and they don't even flare anymore. before they passed, Medic and Josie found comfort, almost, in each other. Medic stopped her glass surfing after i put Josie beside her, and started watching Josie...

and before he died, Theo and Ichi lived side by side, in constant view of each other, and i never had issues. because of Theo's blindness, he showed no aggression to Ichi, and Ichi would sit and watch Theo do his thing. never had any issues with Ichi tail biting before Theo died, in fact. it wasn't until i removed Theo's tank after he passed away, that Ichi ever started tail biting. and since putting him in sight of Sniper, he hasn't nipped since.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #8 
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My two boys are in the same tank, divided off with a clear divider (with some algae on it).
They faught a lot at first, but I think after they established a hierarchy they were fine.. I usually see them hanging out near each other, with almost no flaring. They do build nice bubble nests now though.
I can honestly say I've seen nothing but improvement in my two boys after putting them side by side.
Betta are a social fish- in the wild it's common for males to display and "fight" with each other. Our pet betta benefit from this as well. We must introduce an artificial territory - divider or two separate tanks, yes. But this is because they are now an artificial, man made species, different from their wild relatives in some ways.
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Lots of people have divided tanks, which isn't a whole lot different than having two tanks together. Unless one your boys is the type of Betta that becomes obsessed and is flaring all day long (or takes up tail biting), I really don't see how it would have a negative impact. Like Luimeril mentioned, just have plenty of plants to break up the line of sight and so they feel like they can get away.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #10 
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They flare a lot but neither ever show stress lines or anything
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