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Old 08-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #1 
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Split tank??

Hello! Can you split a five gallon tank?? Will it make my fish uncomfortable to go from a five gallon to a 2.5 gallon and have another fish with him??

Thanks in advance! :)
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #2 
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Hello! Can you split a five gallon tank?? Will it make my fish uncomfortable to go from a five gallon to a 2.5 gallon and have another fish with him??

Thanks in advance! :)
Many people do it, I personally think its too small. If you choose to do it try to get a divider they can't see through & make sure it is VERY secure because they sometimes can figure out how to get to the other side if they know there's another Betta over there.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #3 
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Yes the absulate minimum is agrubale I say 2.5 gallons but I would be careful seeing a long finned or colorful fish stresses a Betta fish but it needs to be heated and filtered I would do a weekly water change I would also give your Betta a daily pellet and weekly live and freeze dried food I would also plant it silk or live and hiding space to reduce stress do not use a clear divider pardon my grammar I have ASD it makes my language skills bad and no I am not mentally challenged ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder aspergers to be specific. Also a floating Betta log helps they I love mine so does my Betta.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:06 PM   #4 
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My two fives are both divided in half and I've had fantastic luck with them. When I set my first one up a couple years back I had a little trouble getting in and cleaning it, but after picking up a smaller siphon I haven't had any issues since.

I suggest doing a DIY Divider though, like so: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...ividers-21866/
Easy, cheap, and much sturdier then those flimsy store bought dividers. I suggest doubling up on the craft mesh though, it keeps it a little straighter and sturdier and your fish won't be able to see each other QUITE as well IME.

Best of luck! ;)
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #5 
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Thanks guys!! I'm still debating because he seems happy having the tank all to himself..I don't wanna ruin his happiness. :/ But I do want another betta and can't get another tank. :/ Oh, I also have a snail..
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #6 
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By the way dragonfish, I love your signature!! I think that's what it's called. :) I'm new.. :)
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:18 PM   #7 
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I found how to make the store bought divider sturdier and if anything I can buy another one and put it in my 10g maybe like the mesh part anyways. :)
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #8 
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Ahhh, thank you! ^-^ I made it myself. Its not finished yet, I have five more boys to try and fit in it, lol. xD
And welcome! :)
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:25 PM   #9 
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YesDragon fish love your signature : I need to make one of all my past and curent Bettas. Anywas I figured out how to stable the bought divider by the way so the fish will each have a spot. well tow of them the other I need t get another 3g or 5g tank :)
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #10 
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did you shrink the picture and black outline it? They look so...real
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