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Old 11-24-2013, 10:51 PM   #1 
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Baby betta jump over the wall!

I have a 2.5gal tank with a divider down the middle with a baby on the right and a older male on the left. Came home from actually buying them a new heater since the water is cold for them, and i saw that he literally jump over about an inch and a half divider to swim with his buddy. I em so shocked he did this!
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #2 
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I hope his buddy didn't eat him are you sure he didn't just go through a hokey in it? If not you might want to drain the water a bit haha
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:16 AM   #3 
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Check to be sure there's no place for him to slip through. You can sew a some craft mesh to the divider horizontally to insure he can't jump anymore. I am assuming there's a lid on the tank.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:00 AM   #4 
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This is the reason I suggest installing TWO dividers with the filter and heater between them. Also evens out the heat and filter flow.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #5 
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a 2.5G is really too small for two bettas. Get another one for the baby -- save the trouble dealing with dividers.

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Old 11-28-2013, 03:05 AM   #6 
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I had the exact same problem as yours. The fought until their tails torn. I still have a picture of them because I posted a photo on facebook.

This is what it looks like when they just fought.

And now.. the tail kinda grows back. Phew!

By the way, I solve the problem by keeping the water level low and made sure one wasn't able to swim to the other side.
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