Male Betta"s Were In The Same Tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FishFor2018
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Hello,
So I have a 10 gallon divided tank with 2 male betta's (1 in each side) and I walked into the room to say hI and THEY WERE IN THE SAME SIDE!!!!!!!!!!! I don't see ANY scratches or bump's or ANYTHING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I had to add an extra 1/2 inch of water because of the new heater I got but the divider was still at least an inch above the water. the divider fits snug and it's made out of plexiglass. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN AND WHY AREN'T ONE OF THEM DEAD OR INJURED????
 
emmysjj
  • #2
Ok, relax, your ok

They probably jumped over the divider. Are they separated now?
 
Rtessy
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Gypsy13 it's just like your betta's, right? Apologies if I'm confusing you with anyone
 
emmysjj
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Gypsy13 it's just like your betta's, right? Apologies if I'm confusing you with anyone
I don’t think Gypsy has a betta.

Yet...
 
FishFor2018
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  • #5
yes they are separated now but what if it happens again?
 
Rtessy
  • #6
I don’t think Gypsy has a betta.

Yet...
I thought she did at one point....
Anyway, it was someone on here who had two males divided and one jumped and they ended up living fine together.
I don't recommend this, as bettas can turn after just another day or so.

yes they are separated now but what if it happens again?
Can you take a picture of your current divider?
 
emmysjj
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I thought she did at one point....
Anyway, it was someone on here who had two males divided and one jumped and they ended up living fine together.
I don't recommend this, as bettas can turn after just another day or so.
I know David has two males together, is that who you are thinking of?
 
FishFor2018
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Rtessy
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I know David has two males together, is that who you are thinking of?
No, it wasn't a harem type tank, it was a divided 10 gallon.... hm, I guess I don't remember who, I thought it was Gypsy
 
FishFor2018
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
He moved but why was he doing this?
image.jpgHere are tank pics

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This is the one that jumped over
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This is my what I thought was overly aggressive Betta (it’s his bed time lol)
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emmysjj
  • #11
They are probably just stressed. Is there holes in the divider? I’d weave some moss in there’s so they can’t see each other.
 
FishFor2018
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  • #12
They are probably just stressed. Is there holes in the divider? I’d weave some moss in there’s so they can’t see each other.
Yes there are holes, but I see no aggression. If you think it’s necessary to block there vision then I can buy some black stuff to cover the divider
 
emmysjj
  • #13
Yes there are holes, but I see no aggression. If you think it’s necessary to block there vision then I can buy some black stuff to cover the divider
I would Better safe then sorry.

Maybe he wiggled underneath?
 
Repolie
  • #14
As long as there was no physical injuries, you're fine.
 
Goldiemom
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I don’t think Gypsy has a betta.

Yet...
No, she doesn’t have one. She has in the the past, I believe. Oh, but she has one picked out! Lol.

Wouldn’t it be so cool if you could have a tank of multi-colored bettas? I dream about that.
 
FishFor2018
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Wouldn’t it be so cool if you could have a tank of multi-colored bettas? I dream about that.
You can! A sorority
 
IHaveADogToo
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Is there a gap between the bottom of the lid and the top of the divider? Just fill that gap. Bettas jump. Blocking their vision isn't going to prevent jumping.

Wouldn’t it be so cool if you could have a tank of multi-colored bettas? I dream about that.

You mean like a sorority?
 
FishFor2018
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  • #18
I would Better safe then sorry.

Maybe he wiggled underneath?
Okay I will make it to where they cannot see each other. Thank you! Don’t think so, the gravel looks like it’s in the same place and there is 1-2 inches of it

Is there a gap between the bottom of the lid and the top of the divider? Just fill that gap. Bettas jump. Blocking their vision isn't going to prevent jumping.



You mean like a sorority?
Yes a big gap :/

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Goldiemom
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Is there a gap between the bottom of the lid and the top of the divider? Just fill that gap. Bettas jump. Blocking their vision isn't going to prevent jumping.



You mean like a sorority?
All male bettas. With beautiful various tails and colors.
 
FishFor2018
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All male bettas. With beautiful various tails and colors.
I think we all want one of those tanks
 
FishFor2018
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All male bettas. With beautiful various tails and colors.
At least we can put male guppies together. There beautiful but I still like the Betta’s better (don’t tell my guppies I said that) lol
 
IHaveADogToo
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I think I read on here that someone is going to try breeding the aggression out of betta splendins by breeding only the most docile of bettas. If I'm not mistaken it was luckdown. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Okay, back on topic.

Do you have like a plastic tote, or some other kind of plastic sheet, that you can cut up and make something to fill that gap from? Or, what about sponge?
 
FishFor2018
  • Thread Starter
  • #23
I think I read on here that someone is going to try breeding the aggression out of betta splendins by breeding only the most docile of bettas. If I'm not mistaken it was luckdown. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Okay, back on topic.

Do you have like a plastic tote, or some other kind of plastic sheet, that you can cut up and make something to fill that gap from? Or, what about sponge?
I can do plastic but how would it stay??
I may not replie for 5 minutes I have to take a look at my plants
 
IHaveADogToo
  • #24
duct tape it to the lid? idk get creative
 
FishFor2018
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Gypsy13
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I had several bettas at one time. All separate tanks. One tank decided to crack. When water started coming out I grabbed him and put him in the tank next to him. Another male. They had no problem so I cleaned up the mess. I bought a new tank but they got along so well, I left them together. Buddies for couple years. Older one died and I found a docile one at the LFS. He didn’t like the newbie. So he had to be alone. Put a pic of his buddy on the end of the tank. He was ok. Not as happy but ok.

For OP, I’d definitely fix the divider. Good luck.
 
Fancyfins
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Lol okay thanks

If you duct tape it to the lid you would be lifting the whole divider up every time you lifted the lid! :/
 
luckdown
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I think I read on here that someone is going to try breeding the aggression out of betta splendins by breeding only the most docile of bettas. If I'm not mistaken it was luckdown. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Okay, back on topic.

Do you have like a plastic tote, or some other kind of plastic sheet, that you can cut up and make something to fill that gap from? Or, what about sponge?
Yes! That is a thing I want to work on. Trying to find new pairs cuz my original non aggressive pairs couldn't successfully fertilize and/or hatch their eggs.
 
Fanatic
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FishFor2018
Do you have those pocket sized luck charm animals in the tank?
If so, please remove them, they are made from rubber, which has been painted.

I dropped one of those in my tank, and it faded off, and the water had glitter in it.
 
FishFor2018
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  • #30
FishFor2018
Do you have those pocket sized luck charm animals in the tank?
If so, please remove them, they are made from rubber, which has been painted.

I dropped one of those in my tank, and it faded off, and the water had glitter in it.
oh okay. yes I do. I tested for a week with no fish in it and nothing happend so I figured it was fine but I will take them out any ideas on something I could put in that side then?
 
Fanatic
  • #31
oh okay. yes I do. I tested for a week with no fish in it and nothing happend so I figured it was fine but I will take them out any ideas on something I could put in that side then?

I have hiding logs, moss balls, and small river rocks in my divided 10 gallon.
You could always put little glass marbles, those would look good
 

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