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Tank Divider for 10 gallon tank?
Old 02-17-2009, 10:43 AM   #11
 
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I can't keep a clear divider between my two betta tanks as I fear they'd hurt themselves with the way they charge full blast at each other, hitting the sides of the tank. They stress themselves out too badly being able to see each other and I don't think that can possibly be good for their long term health. Just something to think about before going with a clear divider.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:25 PM   #12
 
You could put lotsd of plants by the divider to kind of block their view of each other.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:44 PM   #13
 
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I can't keep a clear divider between my two betta tanks as I fear they'd hurt themselves with the way they charge full blast at each other, hitting the sides of the tank. They stress themselves out too badly being able to see each other and I don't think that can possibly be good for their long term health. Just something to think about before going with a clear divider.
hmm, thanks for the comment, i'll take that into consideration...but less flaring :/
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:10 PM   #14
 
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they live to fight why stop them haha i mean aren't you suppose to grab you and your 5 best siamese friends and bet on a nice siamese fighting fish fight maaaann good times in mongolia "yes hello bar keep i need another saki and a new betta hahahaha
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:19 AM   #15
 
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hmm, thanks for the comment, i'll take that into consideration...but less flaring :/
In the wild bettas will flare at one another and then maybe fight, they might back down before it though. Afterwards the loser will swim away and find a different territory. Setting them up in a tank like that in full view of one another will get them hyped up but they can neither back down and swim away or fight it out. They get keyed up and can't do anything about it.

If you really want to see them flare either get a few small and well chosen inhabitants to share the tank with them or use the mirror trick.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:00 PM   #16
 
Mine are all in full view of each other and ignore each other. I think they have learned that they can't get to each other.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:34 PM   #17
 
you can also use eggcrate. pretty easy to set up and fairly cheap
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:12 PM   #18
 
I think it should be ok to get a clear divider IF you have lots of plants and hiding spots for ur fishies!
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:14 PM   #19
 
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Another thing that works well is the plastic meshes they sell at craft stores. It's cheap, has holes in it already, and its easy to cut.
your 100% right, it works very nice and to answer others that question if its clear... no its not and IMHO that would be better. also if you want to make a divider for a larger tank you can use this and just sew them together using fishing line. i made one to go in my 75gal using this stuff being my wife already had it in her craft stuff and it works great.

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Old 02-20-2009, 01:15 AM   #20
 
HMMM..... Your bettas are sure going to be under a LOT of stress if they see each other all the time. Stress leads to illness and a shorter life span. Also if memory serves me correct, I read somewhere on a forum that plexiglass should not be used on aquariums because it gives off a gas. Even aquarium tops are made of real glass. You might want to do a little more research on the plexiglass thing. Besides, it might be cheaper in the long run to buy one of the tank dividers available. I believe they are green and your bettas will be happier in the long run. IMO

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