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Old 01-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #1 
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Keeping male and females in the same divided tank?

So I have a 33 gallon tank that I want to set up as a divided tank for the new betta's I'm getting, but I'm worried about them getting stressed out. The dividers won't be see through but the will be sharing the same water, will the males stress because the know a female is near or will they be fine?
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:25 PM   #2 
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I've heard many people say the the "spawning hormones" make it bad to keep them in the same divided tank, but others who have had great success with keeping them in the same divided tank. I don't know, I guess you could try it and keep an eye on them. Just make sure there is no way for them to wiggle or jump to the other side!
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:45 PM   #3 
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^ Ive heard the same...
But hm. Never in quite such a huge tank! It could work.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #4 
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i was thinking for a bit about doing this, instead of dividing my soon-to-be 10 gallons with Cup and Zidane, and Lulu and Chappy, but then i thought about how they could 'smell' each other all the time, and i don't want them stressing. ;A;
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:54 PM   #5 
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I've kept males and females together without any problems.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:58 PM   #6 
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Thanks guys, I think I'm going to give it a try and see how it goes, If it really doesn't work out I can always setup a second tank for the females.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:43 AM   #7 
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I kep a male and a female like this for 5 months no problems the male would flare at her she would swim away then hide and watch him they were both fine i just had quite a few plants up against the divider
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