It’s been a while since I’ve written about our fish tank. I believe last time we had 9 juvenile’s housed in 3 different tanks. Now we’re down to 3 adults & 1 tank. The tank contains 2 adult Mollies [a female and a male], 1 zebra danio, and 2 zebra nerite snails.

Because I don’t want more fish babies, I investigated building my own fish tank divider. I found a great YouTube video describing the 3 items needed. The video creator bought his for super cheap at Walmart, but I ordered mine from Amazon: plastic cross-stitch panels, aquarium suction cup dividers, and plastic report cover sliders [but I found I didn’t need those].  I cut one of the plastic cross-stitch panels down to size [they cut very easily with scissors]:

special suction cups & plastic cross stitch mesh to make a fish tank divider        plastic cross stitch mesh makes a great fish tank divider

Then placed 4 of the suction cup things into the fish tank and slid the cross-stitch panel down into the tank through the slots in the suction cup pieces. So easy!

special suction cups to hold the fish tank divider in place        i put up a fish tank divider to keep the male and female separate

It keeps the girl fish on the left & the boy fish on the right. They can see each other but can’t interact. The zebra danio is skinny enough to slide between the glass and the divider so every day he’s on a different side. It makes me happy since that way none of the fish are lonely 🙂

i put up a fish tank divider to keep the male and female separate        i put up a fish tank divider to keep the male and female separate

Our tank is 5 gallon, so each Molly fish has 2.5 gallons to swim in, and the danio, like I said, changes sides whenever the mood strikes. The snails also change sides by climbing up and over the divider.

i put up a fish tank divider to keep the male and female separate        i put up a fish tank divider to keep the male and female separate

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