Girl betta maybe....

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Alright guys, I feel so guilty....

So, some of you know I am getting a betta boy from MM (he is shipping tomorrow!!) I was snooping around looking at MM's aquabid ads, and she has some females avaliable. One of the ones in the pic was bright yellow, and I fell in love. I am debating over whether or not to get her, and I am super on-the fence. She will only be 5 dollars extra, so price isn't a concern.

I am a little worried about having a male and female divided tank... will the girlie get egg-bound? Will she jump the divider? 5 gallons is plenty of space per betta, right? (part of me feels guilty for not giving as much space to the betta boy) Any other concerns?

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5gals is plently of room for a female. My only worry is her getting egg bound but that doesnt always happen. I've seen plenty of people on here with females and males in a divided tank and havent had problems. Just make sure the water level is at least 3 inches below the divider so they wont be able to jump over and dont put and plants near the divider they might try to use them to get a higher up start on jumping.
 
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Lol Lucy, yeah, she is bright yellow

The plants are not close to the divider, so that should not be a problem... I am hoping for a very opaque divider so that the kids cannot see each other well.
 

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We'll be mail stalking together... my girl is shipping tomorrow! I say if you love her, and price isn't a concern, go for it!!
 
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Lol, you guys are such enablers... I think I am going to go for her, as long as mom approves. So far things are heading in the right direction.
 

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*influences mom* *Whispers in ear "get her.....get heerrr........* Rae aren't we the best though!? Lol
 
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Lol Furallicah.... I am trying to influence her! It seems to be working rather well... lol
 
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WHOO HOO!!!! MOM SAID YES!!! I am getting the girl!
 

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Rae, congrats! See what happens when you ask us whether to get another fish or not?? You end up with one anyway, same with me. I fell for it too .

Haha wouldn't have it any other way! Let us know when they are safely with you...
 
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Thanks everyone! Yeah, I kinda had a feeling how this would turn out if I posted here... lets just say I needed some positive reinforcement... lol (you guys are such enablers)
 

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Hi Rae, Your babies are getting ready to be bagged....I'll get a photo of the female before she leaves...She is not solid yellow she is a light MG actually....

Make SURE and keep the water lever low enough to prevent jumping!
 
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