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Old 06-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #21 
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Division of labor! I've got a fish on my desk at work, one at home, and the two it started with, the two in my kids rooms. Each in a small uncycled tank.

I'm teaching the kids how to do the water changes and got a half gallon bowl that they can carry. Anything that lets them play with water is usually good by them, even if in this case it's also "worK." I enjoy taking care of the fishes personally. And they always seem very interested in the process of water changes too!

So that's 4 small tanks. Having been bitten by this betta bug, my post vacation plan is to set up a sorority
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:56 PM   #22 
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Anyone have any problems using the tank dividers? I mean do the males gets stressed out from being able to see other all the time? I already have 6 males in separate tanks.....but you know what happens when you get bit by the betta bug? You just HAVE to find other ways to keep MORE bettas without buying more tanks because you have to have a place to sleep too. ROFL :)
When I first started out with divided tanks, I had this same problem. I had a male who would flare too much, rip his fins, and then get finrot. He kept doing this three of four times before I came up with a solution: doubled-divided tanks. Hallyx and I and a few others are large proponent of these. Basically you divide the tank into 3 sections and have the center section be just a few centimeters wide. This is where you put the heater and filter. Having two dividers between the betta boys ensures they have a hard time seeing each other. It will also provide a barrier in case one decides to jump (as has already happened twice with me <_< ). I can show you a picture of mine if you like.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #23 
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I also have two 5 gallon buckets - one for dirty water and one for clean water.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #24 
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I have three divided tanks that I've had no issues with. Here's why:
Leonidas is so macho, he doesn't feel threatened by his brother Egil. XD So cocky of him, but it's the truth. Every now and then, I take down the partition between their tank and my sorority for about 1-2 minutes. This is when Leo practises his bubble nest making skills. Egil ignores his brothers. He is in the middle. Odin has vision problems, so I doubt he can see Egil well through the divider.

Uther doesn't care about little Frost. XD Uther is a giant and only flares at one of my males (Leonidas). Frost has inspected the divider a time or two, but hasn't flared.

My other boys in their divided tank are still settling in. My HM double tail, Sholto, flared at his neighbor last night, but only for a moment and then he went about his merry little way.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #25 
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I have some males who CANNOT be divided. Then, I have males who get stressed from the sight of other males, but I use COROPLAST (white, not painted or any other color) for them, and other ones I use a clear divider and they could care less after day 2.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #26 
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When I first started out with divided tanks, I had this same problem. I had a male who would flare too much, rip his fins, and then get finrot. He kept doing this three of four times before I came up with a solution: doubled-divided tanks. Hallyx and I and a few others are large proponent of these. Basically you divide the tank into 3 sections and have the center section be just a few centimeters wide. This is where you put the heater and filter. Having two dividers between the betta boys ensures they have a hard time seeing each other. It will also provide a barrier in case one decides to jump (as has already happened twice with me <_< ). I can show you a picture of mine if you like.
I'll have to try that. My husband is complaining that I have too many tanks. Can you believe that? How can you have too many tanks? lol
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #27 
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I have no idea :o too many?! -looks around- .... Hmm...... nahhhh =D
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #28 
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That's what I thought. hehe
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #29 
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I ONLY have four 1 gallons, four 3 gallons, one 1.7 gallon, three 10 gallons, thee 20 gallons, one 40 and an 80! >.> OH and a cracked 29 long for a lizard my roomie is getting. Plus his tanks... a 4 foot long one for a water dragon, numerous under 5 gallons (tubs and critter keepers), one about 40 gallons, a 20 gallon, plus he wants more tanks and terrariums... WE'RE NOT CRAZY!!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #30 
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My husband would have a heart attack. lol I have 2-20 long, 3-10's and a 5 gallon and he's complaining. I'll have to show him your post. ROFL That should help him see I don't have toooo many YET. :)
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