How to find an unagressive female betta at a store? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
New Member
nekura's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 30
How to find an unagressive female betta at a store?

I had a great sorority going but my alpha and non-agressive girl died. She kept all the others in line and was basically untouchable in scraps somehow; she also never started fights and was reluctant to fight back but when she did the other betta was quick to surrender. Without her my sorority had to be separated because I don't have enough females to balance out the aggression from some of my more aggressive ones. I really need a new girl that's non-agressive but I can't tell in those tiny cups and it seems like the bettas can't see each other so I can see who will flare at others and who won't. The pet store is an hour's drive away from me so bringing back the ones I find to be too aggressive is too time consuming when paired with my new job. Is there some way to tell? Take a mirror with me? Ask the associates to put some clear water so I can see who flares at the nearby cups?
nekura is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 04:21 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 409
It is quite hard to tell, because most females that see other females will flare right away but then will become submissive (vise versa). The only way to tell is when you bring the female home.
laoshun is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
New Member
nekura's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 30
The girl I had never flared, even on first encounters. She only flared after another bit her, then promptly put them in their place and stopped all aggressive action. Meanwhile, I have a baby flaring at the huge ones in a nearby tank.
nekura is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome