Diy Tank Divider Or Custom?

EmmyFish

So my Betta tank is a 5 gallon and I want to put a divider in so I can eventually put my new Betta in there as well. Are there dividers that I can buy where you shape them to the tank? Or does anyone have any DIY divider ideas?

the link to the tank I have.
 

2211Nighthawk

Ideally a 5 gallon shouldn't be split for 2 bettas. It makes things on the right side. See if you can get a 10 gallon and split that. It's not much bigger footprint wise, then a 10 but they get way more space to move.

That being said, there are lots of cheap easy ways to make dividers. One easy way that I did was binder spines and cross stitching plastic mesh. Only thing is that they can't see each other so I had to do 3 lawyers of offset weave or they'd be glaring at each other.
 

EmmyFish

Ideally a 5 gallon shouldn't be split for 2 bettas. It makes things on the right side. See if you can get a 10 gallon and split that. It's not much bigger footprint wise, then a 10 but they get way more space to move.

That being said, there are lots of cheap easy ways to make dividers. One easy way that I did was binder spines and cross stitching plastic mesh. Only thing is that they can't see each other so I had to do 3 lawyers of offset weave or they'd be glaring at each other.
I personally don't think splitting a 5 gallon is bad. Considering the minimum for a Betta is 2.5g, they'd still have plenty of room. Not to mention the divider has to have holes or slots, small, but enough for the water to be filtered on both sides.
Also, thanks for the idea.
 

DecoyCat

HI Emmy,
I had home made dividers in my quad tank for my betta fish. It was a slI'm plastic chopping board, you need to read the fine print and make sure it is non toxic etc though..
I think I have a photo in here somewhere.....
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Bruxes and Bubbles

Craft mesh is what I use. I haven't had any issues yet. I use the little plastic sliding bars you use on binders to hold it still.
 

13fishy wishes

HI Emmy,
I had home made dividers in my quad tank for my betta fish. It was a slI'm plastic chopping board, you need to read the fine print and make sure it is non toxic etc though..
I think I have a photo in here somewhere.....
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Wow quite the divided ! It looks cool how big is this tank ?
 

LucyC

I personally wouldnt split a 5, but that's just me. if you could get a 10 gallon and split that that would be much better and the fish would have so much more room to swim. My betta is in a 20 gallon and he uses every little bit of the space
 

13fishy wishes

LucyC if she can't get a bigger tank or didn't have enough room for another bigger tank it'll be fine . I don't know what her fish is in now but he will be much happier in a 2.5 than what he is in .
 

DecoyCat

Wow quite the divided ! It looks cool how big is this tank ?
Yes thank you, there was glass dividers in that tank also, I used the blue chopping board so they couldn't see each other for stress reasons.. Oh now you have me thinking lol It has been a long time since I had that tank, I think it was around 30 liters which is 8 gallons. I think that is 5.5 liters in each cube.. So on that note, your 5 gallon split in half would be just fine for 2 betta fish, that's almost 10 liters each, much more room than mine had. With the mesh, its also a great idea, but be careful they can't see each other up close, it causes big stress to them.. Oh and one last thing, make sure the divider goes up high enough so they can't jump over it, I had mine jump over and get into a fight..
 

LucyC

LucyC if she can't get a bigger tank or didn't have enough room for another bigger tank it'll be fine . I don't know what her fish is in now but he will be much happier in a 2.5 than what he is in .
If she can't get a bigger one, then it's totally fine. I was just saying that if she could, that would be better
 

13fishy wishes

If she can't get a bigger one, then it's totally fine. I was just saying that if she could, that would be better
Same here Lucy I totally agree .
 

EmmyFish

HI Emmy,
I had home made dividers in my quad tank for my betta fish. It was a slI'm plastic chopping board, you need to read the fine print and make sure it is non toxic etc though..
I think I have a photo in here somewhere.....
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This is awesome and a great idea! Thank you so much!!
 

EmmyFish

LucyC if she can't get a bigger tank or didn't have enough room for another bigger tank it'll be fine . I don't know what her fish is in now but he will be much happier in a 2.5 than what he is in .
I have one Betta that is in a 5 gallon and my Baby is only in a 1g. I put him in there cuz he's still small but I'd like to give him more room as he grows. Also with limited space It's not possible for me to get a bigger tank.
 

FishFish221

Cut and stick a piece of corrugated plastic in there (example in link: )
 

dartzy

Dustinstanks has a utube video on a diy divider. I'll try to find and post link.
 

dartzy

Sorry was another guy I follow. Here's the link...
 

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