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Old 09-05-2011, 12:42 PM   #1 
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Will they be okay?

I just placed Spoof and my new betta in a divided tank together. Spoof has a plastic plant and cave, while the other one has a big plastic plant. I put the plastic plants infront of a divider, to hopefully lessen their view of eachother, but its not working.

I don't want them to stress out. Po split his cadual a week ago, from over flaring, and it is healing nicely. I don't want this to happen to them. One is a beautiful HM and it would kill me if his fin split.

Will they be alright? Is it normal? Will they eventually get used to eachother?
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:05 PM   #2 
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I just looked at them and they are attacking the divider....is it stressing them out to much?

Should I buy more plants to block the divider?
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:11 PM   #3 
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How long have they been in there and how big is the tank c: ?

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Old 09-05-2011, 01:22 PM   #4 
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They have been in there for half an hour. The tabk is five gallons.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:34 PM   #5 
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They should eventually get used to and ignore each other....depending on the betta, this could take a couple of days to a week or so. I keep Batman and Robin in a divided 5, they don't even notice or care about the other now....

If your concerned about them ripping their fins....might want to look into silk plants, most plastic plants are sharp enough to tear right through and shred a betas delicate fins.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #6 
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The plants are not sharp enough to rip fins. I will look into silk plants though.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #7 
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A bettas fins are like tissue paper, they tear very easily...there are some plastic plants that are a bit on the softer side, but even those, if your betta rubs up against them the wrong way, could catch and tear fins a bit IMO. Not that they ALWAYS do, but the risk is there.

Just something to think about if you're really worried about it....if you don't want the risk, then probably wanna look into switching to silk or live.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #8 
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I read that bettas could rip fins from overflaring. I believe that is what happened with Po. Im not worried about them tearing their fins on the plant, im worried about them over flaring.
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Ahh, but the plants are a little more risky and likely to tear your bettas fins then over-flaring....in all the bettas I've kept, I've only seen maybe one or two splits I was sure were from over flaring, and those healed up very quickly....like, within a matter of days.
But I've had fins shredded by plastic plants before I knew better.....seeing as, judging from your post, you would be understandably devastated if your bettas fins were to rip from any cause. Therefore, I'm simply offering my advise to help you prevent this from happening at all. ;)
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