Originally Posted by MrVampire181
IMO...no. My bettas are in constant sight of each other...IMO they need social interaction. I have info from an IBC judge, transhipper, and breeder that goes to show being visually seperated is bad for them. It's like putting you in a room with a couch, food when you're hungry, water when you're thirsty, etc. but you don't see humans...after awhile you won't know what to do when you see another person. I can post a link to my thread on the experiment that Linda did.
I find this an interesting post! reason being, my custom tank is divided with clear glass and by the end of the week will be home to six male bettas who are all going to be in clear view of one another.
the advice i have received from ppl in the industry and who built my tank is that, yes they will see one another and flare, but they will then get bored and dander off, that it will not be harmful to them at all.
there seem to be two totally opposing sides in this question - yes its bad, and no it aint. no doubt some will think my tank is going be to stress-central, but i have sought the appropriate and qualified advice, so i guess we will see over the coming weeks how they take to clear dividers.