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Old 10-07-2010, 10:07 PM   #1 
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Male and female in the same tank(divided)

Can I put both a male and female in the same tank say 15 gallons? Obviously with a divider
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:10 PM   #2 
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Of course. Fifteen gallons is plenty big enough, just make sure your divider is secure. If they seem stressed by constantly seeing each other, you can always put plants along the divider to block their view.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #3 
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Perfect I was more worried about the male always seeing her and wanting to constantly breed. One more thing If the two of them live in the same tank and see each other all the time can I still breed them
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:24 AM   #4 
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I heard somewhere that females constantly secrete pheromones that will drive your male crazy trying to get to her.. that's the reason I put my female in her own tank. I think I've seen divided tanks with males and females in it, though, so I'm not 100% certain.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:51 PM   #5 
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Ive had a divided tank with a male and female...and it wasn't much different then putting a male and a male next to one another. They flared and tried to get to one another for a while(mostly the male, the female lost interest and went on her merry way after a couple days xD)but within a week they were completely ignoring one another ;) Just make sure your divider is nice and secure, as stated previously, provide plenty of hiding spots on each side, watch for signs of stress, and you shouldn't have problems. ;)
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:10 PM   #6 
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My boyfriend actually keeps a divided ten gallon with a male and a female, and both fish are thriving, which is why I said it should be fine even though I forgot to mention this originally. He used a home-made divider, and for the most part his fish (Arthur and Fennie) ignore each other.
Both of them are beautiful and healthy bettas. <3
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:23 PM   #7 
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Well I will have to cycle the tank for a while then they can go in. If I want to breed them I still can they wont get bored of eachother in the same tank
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