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Old 09-05-2011, 09:22 PM   #1 
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Clear Divider?

Can I use a clear plexiglas glass divider or is it to stressful for 2 male Betta fish
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:40 PM   #2 
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Can I use a clear plexiglas glass divider or is it to stressful for 2 male Betta fish
lets put it this way. would you get annoyed if your neighbor was constantly looking inside your house?
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:47 PM   #3 
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I always heard that a mirror can upset them if pointed for too long. I would only use a solid divider to be safe :)
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:14 AM   #4 
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:27 AM   #5 
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From what I've heard, most males will get used to each other after a while. They may spend a day or two flaring at each other, but after it becomes obvious that they can't get each other they'll stop caring.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:29 AM   #6 
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That's what I thought too some one on another forum said that they had one and the fish were flaring for about 30 minutes then just went and did there thing and left each other alone
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:56 PM   #7 
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That's what I thought too some one on another forum said that they had one and the fish were flaring for about 30 minutes then just went and did there thing and left each other alone
I wouldn't use a clear divider. I use white mesh, that is definitely see-through, but I double it up to where it is almost impossible to distinguish what can be seen on the other side. Every now and then my CT Betta will dart out of his log to see what is on the other side, but unless my other Betta is right against the divider, he loses interest.

Using a clear divider, I would be afraid of them constantly hitting themselves against it in an attempt to chase/attack the other.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:08 PM   #8 
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even if your bettas get used to each other i think your actually destroying a natural aggression in them. why do you think people train thier male bettas by letting them see one another or using a mirror? its a way to get good exercise and to let them flare and show thier beautful colors. why make them STOP doing that.. its a really cool characteristic to watch
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:18 PM   #9 
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It's fine to use a clear divider 2 day later and my fish is fine,they don't really care.

2 days later....
Clown tail:Hi double tail!(Looks at double tail's side)
Double tail:Hi!
Clown tail:Want to try to chase each other?
Double tail:No thanks.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:24 PM   #10 
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im confused so many answers but since most are saying not see thru can i use the plastic grid stuff that you can find at a craft store it is not see thru at all
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