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Old 01-01-2011, 09:40 AM   #1 
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New Divided Ten Gallon

I recently divided one of my ten gallons to house two new bettas. What do you think of JD and Turk's new digs?

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Old 01-01-2011, 09:42 AM   #2 
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I think it looks pretty nice but...

>,> am I the only one here who fills there tank all the way to top?
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:50 AM   #3 
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You have to leave two inches in a divided tank so the fish don't jump over the divider.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:28 AM   #4 
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If your divider goes up further, like up into the hood I would definetly fill your tank up more. Even if it doesn't you could still fill it up some more. Nice tank though.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #5 
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That's way more than 2 inches... you can definitely add some more water. And I have one of mine divided 3 ways, filled to the top, and haven't had any jumping problems. My divider extends all the way to the top of the tank, almost touching the hood, so there's really no room for them to jump over.

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Old 01-01-2011, 11:55 AM   #6 
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I'd also definitely add some more plants. With the way yours is set up, they pretty much have no choice but to stare at each other through the divider, which will cause a lot of stress. If you look at the photo of my divided 10 gallon, I made sure to make it heavily planted, so that each betta felt safe, and not threatened by the betta being housed next to them. So far, mine do very little to no flaring, and pay little attention to the divider because all the plants give them a sense of security and plenty places to get away from the view of the other betta.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #7 
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I will definitely add more water. Will adding more plants make it too crowded for them to swim?

Thanks for the advice :)
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:44 PM   #8 
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Adding plants won't take away from their swimming room, unless you just cram an insane amount in the tank. But heavily planted is nice, it gives the betta's a sense of security. Betta's are slower swimming fish, and I find that mine love swimming in and out of all the plants, not to mention it gives them something to explore.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:49 PM   #9 
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Here's the tank with one more plant and the water filled up:


I'm going to add more plants after the next paycheck.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:58 PM   #10 
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That look's alot nicer! And I'm sure ur little one's appreciate the extra room too.
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