My plan was: make a net and put it in the middle of the tank (like a wall whith holes for the water circulation) I even took pictures of how to do it and, finally, when everything was set, I put my betta on one side of the tank and all the shrimp on the other.. and guess what? my net kept straight BUT apple was just too curious, after playing with the net he decided to just slip between the net and glas. I was not prepared to that! But I caught him quickly and put him right back in his cage (boy, he was angry). I didn’t knew what to do. my local fish/animal store does not sell those tank dividers so I had to make one myself..
my solution? Well first, I decided to make a little shrimp net from my previous failure. I used a small piece of wire and sew the net around it. I sewed my net to a plastic tube (those you can buy in art stores for architecture students…)
—> here’s an example:
after that I used plexiglas to make the wall, I still had to make holes in it (big enough for water circulation but small enough for my shrimp!) I called my brother for that 😛 He really helped me and this is the result!
the holes are not perfectly aligned or so (some are even bigger than others) and the plexiglas cracked sometimes but this was my onliest option and I personally think that my brother did a great job!
the reaction of Apple was pretty priceless!
He loved it! a bigger tank for him and new neighbors!
Now I am reassured; my cat can’t annoy my betta anymore, and Apple doen’st have to stay in his little cage anymore!