A couple weeks ago, I got 5 checker barbs for my 50G tank. I'm interested in breeding them to fill out their school. However, instead of the 2 males 3 females I asked for, it seems I actually only have 1 female. Most sources I've found online for breeding these fish say to separate the males and female for conditioning before introducing the most promising looking pair. My questions are: A: Is this information accurate? B: Will separating the female cause stress due to not being in a school? C: Will a divider work for separating them? I do not currently have an extra tank for conditioning (yet). I do have a breeder box for the eggs but it's way too small for conditioning for any length of time. Any help would be much appreciated!