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Old 03-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #1 
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Thinking about dividing a 10 gallon tank?

Hey everyone. I have a 10 gallon with my betta Haru, right now hes got it all to himself but i reallllly want another betta and was thinking about dividing the tank in half so 5 gallons per betta. Do you think this would be ok? like would it still be enough room for both of them?? maybe at first I could divide it into 6 gallons for haru and 4 for the new one until Haru adjusts to the smaller space? I dont know, I really want another betta but dont have room in the condo for another tank. What do you think?
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:10 PM   #2 
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Dividing the tank in half is fine for two betta, even splitting it 3 ways is still okay. Don't worry about the 6/4 either, just split it down the middle and it'll be good. Make sure the divider is in tight though, don't want one getting on the other side. There may be flaring between the two bettas initially but they'll get over eachother and eventually not care anymore.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:42 PM   #3 
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I agree. Go ahead and divide it you want to, and just do plain half/half, do it tight, etc. Are you going to make your own, or store-buy?
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:44 AM   #4 
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most bettas are completely fine being moved down to 5 gallons, just ake sre they both have plenty of coverage, and lots of stuff to do!
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:08 PM   #5 
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ok thanks everyone. I was thinking about buying one, because im too lazy to make one lol.

Does anyone on this forum have a 10 gallon split halfway?

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #6 
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Yup.. I do. I already put a picture on your picture thread.

I love my divided tank. I have the pre-made divider but I took the original plastic out and put craftstore mesh in instead because it makes it harder to see through. IME clear dividers can stress the fish and cause tail biting. Changing the plastic out lets the fish feel secure but still see each other somewhat.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:38 AM   #7 
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I LOVE my divided tanks!! They are so fun and easy. :)

I defiantly recommend it. :)
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:46 AM   #8 
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They are definitely easier. I'm going to be consolidating my tanks into two divided 10s to help with water changes.

Its also really fun to see the boys have "turf" wars through the divider LOL. Or if you want to get a female you can see the guy flirt through the divider.. its really cute!
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:48 AM   #9 
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Yep it is!!!!

SOME fish will get stressed by it though! Little Wolfie was getting scared and stressed being next to Jello. LOL Jello is a really aggressive guy!
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:00 AM   #10 
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Yeah thats why I use the white mesh for the divider.. its clear enough that they can see each other a little bit but opaque enough that they don't feel stressed by it.
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