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Thread: Betta terminology
04-06-2012, 03:52 PM #11
Also, I can see myself getting several if I decide to get into bettas. Are those plastic partitions suitable for separating the males? I've seen they are clear, but doesn't that defeat the purpose because it will stress them out anyways if they see each other?
04-06-2012, 08:32 PM #12
yea, you dont want the clear ones, but if you cant find the opaque ones (i couldnt), just like, block it as good as possible for a while, it will cloud up over time as it gets old. Or you could probably scratch it up with steel wool to make it more opaque. Mine grew algae over it from an algae bloom and i havent had to worry about it since. :)
04-06-2012, 11:51 PM #13
I personally prefer to keep bettas in individual filtered, heated 5.5g tanks. Bettas are very clever at getting under, over, around and through dividers. There's been many a sad tale of males getting past dividers and ripping each other to shreds."The Dumpster Tank" 26g flat back hex - Betta albimarginata, corydoras, checker barbs, pork chop rasbora
"Nano Fish Tank" 20g long - Celestial Pearl Danios, microrasboras, Corydoras habrosus
"Mbuna Tank" 75g - Ps. saulosi, I. sprengerae, M. pulpican, M. joanjohnsonae
"Time Out Tank" 29g - dominant male Cynotilapia sp. "hara"
04-07-2012, 08:11 AM #14
I agree with the "...or 10" bit... Bettas are very addictive little fish ^_^ I've got quite a few. None as fancy as Nickelodeon79's bettas, but still very pretty ^_^ One of my males is a pink male crowntail, and another changes color every couple hours
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