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Old 01-02-2012, 01:18 AM   #1 
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Would a Divided Tank be a Good Idea?

My two bettas are in their own 1 gallon tanks and I pushed them together and they started flaring and going nuts! If I put them in a divided 5g would they get used to eachother after some time?
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:33 AM   #2 
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Yes, they will get used to each other. But you are going to need to provide them with some cover. Some place that they can get out of sight of each other. Caves and plants make great cover. I only keep bettas in divided tanks (I prefer to take care of larger tanks); I like using small terracotta pots (with the back end plugged) for caves. I'll often face the caves the opposite direction to make sure my boys can "get away from it all." My tanks are also planted, so they can hide in the leaves.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #3 
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It also depends on the fish. One of my bettas can NOT handle being able to see another betta. He had plenty of places to hide in my divided 5 gallon, but still chewed his fins down to nubs from the stress. He's in his own 2 gallon now, because after the first two days he still hadn't settled down and I couldn't stand to see him so stressed.

YMMV, but like koimaiden said, give them lots of hiding places and watch them closely.

Of course, Norman (the tail biter) is really high-strung, so it's probably just him. ;)
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Yeah, my betta Azure was the one who kept flaring at Tai when Tai just swam away from Azure. I think Azure is the more high strung one.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #5 
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Yeah, my betta Azure was the one who kept flaring at Tai when Tai just swam away from Azure. I think Azure is the more high strung one.
lol my VTs like that, he's calmed down considerably but the DT just ignores the VT.
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