01-19-2020, 09:53 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
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| | Re: Tank Divider
Originally Posted by Michael
I think a lot would depend on the strain of betta that you select. Plakat bettas with their normal short fins would be better jumpers. But the exaggerated long/double/split fin types seem to have trouble just swimming normally, much less jumping over a divider.
Please don't hate me, betta breeders. Your fish are beautiful.
I'm planning to get the long fin, garishly colored, sold in a cup of water, bettas. My favorite fish store has a lot of them, and, unlike what I see in PetSmart and Petco, they all look healthy. It has been many years since I have had one, so it's a new adventure for me. I agree that it doesn't look like they could jump very well, but what I read on various sites is that they are jumpers. Right now my floating plants almost cover the whole water surface, so I'm hoping that will discourage jumping across the divider.
So far I don't see any significant difference in how the plants are doing in the two compartments.