Hi all. I have bettas in the past but now I have been captured by one from the local WalMart. So I bought him, a betta tank with divider, and a female that also caught my eye.
I do not have plans to breed. My tank has a divider which is in place but my fish keep jumping to be together. Once it was the male and the second time was the female (until I lowered the water level). I did not think they could live together, but they were together in a smaller space (I think the tank is only 3 gallons) and all fins were intact. They were together for at least 12 hours overnight.
Since then the colors of the fish have been pretty brilliant and the male is making his bubble nest. Is it putting to much stress on the fish to be in the same tank but separated? Since they seem to want to be together, should I remove the divider?
Second topic - from my research my male appears to be a crowntail male. I have never seen one like this before and was taken by his beauty. To find him at WalMart surprised me. Are these more common then I think? Like I said, I have had bettas off and on for 20 years I guess and never have seen a crowntail male before. Maybe I just did not give the betta that much attention other than they were really pretty fish and you could only have one. You know, the basic knowledge when you are young and have a 10 gallon tank. The betta I have looks very very similar to the avatar photo I am using. Once I figure out how to take photos of fish (I specialize in skinny pigs) I will post some. I think he is just wonderful!