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I divided my 20 gallon long fish tank because I love the idea of being able to have multiple types of fish together that might not normally be able to live together in a community tank. I found DIY ways to divide a tank which is what I have done. Each section is about 5 gallons for the fish. On the left side I have one dwarf puffer fish with some ghost shrimp. In the next one I have a male betta with some Amano shrimp. The third section has two marbled self cloning crayfish and some Amano shrimp. And the one on the right has two female bettas that I've had since they were labeled as a baby and one Otto catfish with some ghost shrimp. So far so good on all 4 sections!
How To Make A Divided Tank For Betta Fish. One day I'll give my Betta's a bigger tank like this.
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Livebearers can benefit from fish tank dividers as well. Breeding traps that require the birthing mother to be contained within it can help save the fry. The birthing divider should be placed on the inside of a nursery tank in which the fry are expected to live until they are old enough to fend for themselves. Just before the mother is about to birth her fry place her in the birthing trap. As she gives birth to each baby, they are able to swim away through the narrow slats to safety where she cannot eat them. Once she is done birthing her young, the mother can be safely moved back to her regular aquarium. These live bearer divided birthing traps can be purchased in aquarium retail stores or online for $5-10. It is well worth the small cost if you are planning on raising the fry. Fish Girl Writes: Divided Betta Tanks
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Gorgeous divided 20 gallon betta tank with 30 inch glass canopy, 30 inch led light strip, 100 Watt adjustable heater, and two sponge filters. Sand substrate, hamster tunnels, plants, ceramic oil warmers, Spongebob's house, and Olaf make the tank fun and safe for the fish!Gorgeous divided 20 gallon betta tank with 30 inch glass canopy, 30 inch led light strip, 100 Watt adjustable heater, and two sponge filters. Sand substrate, hamster tunnels, plants, ceramic oil warmers, Spongebob's house, and Olaf make the tank fun and safe for the fish!Gorgeous divided 20 gallon betta tank with 30 inch glass canopy, 30 inch led light strip, 100 Watt adjustable heater, and two sponge filters. Sand substrate, hamster tunnels, plants, ceramic oil warmers, Spongebob's house, and Olaf make the tank fun and safe for the fish!I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to have more than one in a tank. One question though. Couldn't you just rough up the clear dividers with some fine grit sandpaper and make the surface opaque. Or would the mere silhouette of another fish anger them. Three bettas in a ten gallon is a little too tight. Bettas love to have a "flare buddy" but they also need to be able to retreat when they must. In your initial setup the poor betta in the middle would probably die of anxiety or whatever the fish equivalent is. Two male bettas in a ten-gallon tank with a mesh divider works well, as they can flare at each other and then move back into their corners to get away. Put a male and a female in a divided tank and after a few days they'll stay together at the divider; then you can remove it and they stick together like an old married couple. If he builds a bubble nest and they breed you'll have to remove her, though, as betta males guard the nest and he'll try to drive her away. And if you breed bettas you can run a tank with a couple or three brood-mate males and several females and they school together pretty well without fighting.Your betta doesn't like most other fish. Put a mirror in front of her and she doesn't even like herself. Keeping the angry swimmer in an aquarium with another fish -- especially another betta -- is asking for disaster unless you divide the tank into two sections. A divider ideally keeps your betta on her side by preventing her from jumping over or squeezing through.