quick question, how could i make a simple divider for the tank? eventually im gonna get a female and a 10-20g tank for the fish fry im going to breed, but i want to use this bowl to seperate the male/female once their done spawning. i just dont know what to use to divide it in the middle. ive seen them done but their like 20 dollars a piece. i know one can be made at home, but out of what? anyways, Leon really enjoys himself in the new tank, hes creating bubbles like crazy at the top.
I'm going to recomend that you read the site's FAQ (up top of this page in the menu bar). It should answer a lot of the questions you have.
This is just an observation... but a two fish divided set up in a bowl that size would be a horror show to maintain/clean. If you had two seperate bowls with heaters (or a constant room temp of 80F) covers (bettas like to jump!) and frequent water changes, they would do much better.
I have my betta in a five gallon tank with heater and cover... that's my preference. For each betta, that's a $50.00 minimum investment (not counting the heater, gravel, etc). The minimum size I'd go in a pinch is 2.5 gallon, but not sure if what a proper set-up in 2.5 costs.
Again, that's my preference... but if you can keep the bettas in the bowls, keep the water fresh and at a consistant temperature, they will be ok.
I'll have to leave the breeding questions to those who breed!
yeah i know that much, but i dont want to get 2 seperate heaters. i got one mini heater and thats why i want them to share the tank. i do have another tank the same size, but i dont got much room in my room and i want to get a 10g/20g tank for my dresser yet. i dont want 50 fish bowls in my room. i just made a divider out of a ziplock plastic top. poked holes in it and put it in. it does the job well enough. im not gonna use it to condition them, im gonna use it to just divide them after they breed. i think they should each have enough room in there because the tank is pretty tall. thats like 1.75g for each fish which is more than what people usually hold these fish in. i think the recommended was 1g, but people around here urge at least 2g. but i think they should be fine. i just dont want to spend more money on another heater, etc. cleaning it will be easy enough. just take out the divider, and clean out the bowl. but thanks for the help.
haha Lion mom, i thought you were gonna criticize me about it. its a 2.5g and its plastic. im getting a heater for it so i will find out. the small hydor mini heaters can be used with plastic tanks right? i would figure they could be, because 7w of heat isn't going to burn a hole in a plastic bowl will it?
Nah - as long as you do the needed water changes, you're good. Heck, I keep one of my boys in a 2 gal. glass drum bowl with a small internal filter, a 25 watt heater, live plants & driftwood. Of course, I clean it 3 times a week and he seems VERY happy!!!
Another question - is it flexible plastic or acrylic? If it's flexible plastic, I don't think it can have a heater in it. :(
well i want to put the male and female in the same bowl. they will fight and stuff after they spawn wont they? i wish i had a local fish shop all i got is petsmart , etc. im pretty sure i can use the heater in this tank.