I've been bitten by the betta bug and can't seem to get the idea of bringing home a flashy finned pet out of my mind. I don't want to spend any more money on filters and heaters to set up my 5 gallon, so that's why I'm wondering about my currently divided 10 gallon. The problem is that my original betta will have gone from 10 gallons, down to 5, and then down to 3. I divided it into 2 about 3 months ago, and he recently had a tail accident either with the filter or he bit it himself. So is it worth dividing again? Other than vac. a bit more, will the maintenance change any? I currently do a 50% water change once a week.
This is what I got. The three white bars are divider. When I need to divide, I drop a plastic down. I also have both clear plastic and solid plastic. When I use both clear and solid plastic and remove the solid piece when I want them to flare (exercise).
Also, I plan on getting a VT. (I currently have a VT and a CT.) Would it be better to put my CT in the section with the filter instead of a VT. Will switching the fish I have now into different sections upset them? It would be like putting them into a whole new tank. I ask about this because the VT I have now has most of his tail missing. Not sure if he ate it, and I worry about stressing him out.
Put the strongest fish near the filter. So it's up to you which you think is strongest.
I don't think switching them around will bug them. If they have a favourite plant or something just move it with them. Posted via Mobile Device
I had 2 divided 10 gal tanks, divided 3 ways. The one tank was perfect, none of them were stressed out or anything. The 2nd one though wasnt so good. 2 of the 3 destroyed their fins in a matter of 2 days. As long as you watch them, and make sure they arent to stressed you should be fine. Make sure there are tons of plants and hiding places :)
Ok, here is mine but FYI I have no substrate as you can see, but I will be adding it soon. (It's easy to vacuum with no substrate, but I am going to attempt to make some or all of my tanks planted, although I will be keeping some of my silly decorations as well.)
Hmm now it looks uneven. I had just moved the one divider but now it seems it's still "unfairly divided". That's ok, they are not glued there. I just tied hammocks to one of the dividers today.
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