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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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I had a couple of imbellis in with my sorority and they did fine in there. Didn't tend to get picked on or singled out by the females and tended not to react aggressively towards them either.

However, I think a male domesticated splendens would attack or at least fight with a smaller wild betta species, particularly another male. I think they would definitely go an imbellis, smaragdina or mahachai male as they are all from the same complex.

However, wouldn't like to see a splendens up against a big mouthbrooder. My ideii have huge mouths on them and I could just see them trying to swallow a smaller fish whole haha.


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For a wild type Betta Imbellis sounds great. I know wild Betta Splendens are better community tank. But they fight just not to the death they are not selectively bred wild B.Splendens do a lot of times have domestic blood do to escapes. Is this the way that does not sound like a know it all? I so wish I had the soft water tanks and suppliers/cash to get some maybe some day.

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No, Crabby, you aren't a moderator and I think you could be a little kinder and gentler to someone who has trouble communicating and making himself understood. Have some patience and understanding please.
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I was as kind an gentile as I could be. I simply couldn't be any nicer in saying what I said.

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No, Crabby, you aren't a moderator and I think you could be a little kinder and gentler to someone who has trouble communicating and making himself understood. Have some patience and understanding please.
Sorry DQ but I have to disagree here. Crabby was kinder and gentler than many of us here would have been, myself included. Though Chocobetta may have conditions or issues that make his communication difficult -I think it's bad grammar skills- he comes off as rude and obnoxious more often than not. He does not consider others point of view or experiences and talks...errr...writes overa people. If we are called to make an effort to be understanding of him and his issues, he should also be called to make an effort to be more respectful and kinder to us. His conditions do not give him a free pass.
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-skips through- good lord nothing has changed... ANYWHO...

Bettas are of the same family as GOURAMIS. I found with most aggressive type fish such as gouramis and bettas, although something can be POSSIBLE is it REALLY in the best interest of the fish, or to "make it easier"? Sure ONE tank is easier... But come breeding time and conditions, crossing paths, and such.... It doesn't work. SURE I have seen people keep a male and female who "love each other" together. THEY DIE DAYS APART not because of HEARTBREAK but because of STRESS bringing on ILLNESS.

Anyone see where this is going?

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anted to do as planned, be prepared. I will say I had enough trouble dividing two males in a heavily stuffed 20 or 40 without one being stressed. Without sight, or perhaps without knowledge of the other fish's existence in the water there is still that delightful scent that is much like a "here I am! This is me!" signal common in sororities. Many fish, can get stressed from this. Which is why I had over 13 tanks, half of which were NOT divided, and even had females separated (plakats mostly it seemed) because they were the stressers or the stressees.

Now if you still would like to try, stuff that tank so full of gentle fabric, silicone and silk plants along with live plants until you cannot see through to the other side. Add "sight blocks" like large rocks and ornaments along with caves and dwellings. A neat idea would even to try having driftwood! Allow tons of stuff in there to avoid any chance of fights. Keep in mind some bettas fight to the death, others fight to "make a point" and part ways LOL. Some won't fight, some show off. Or some jus avoid situations. It all depends on the betta. Would I do this plan with my Fighter, a Veil Tail and my wimpy Half Moon? Probably not. Equality for size, strength and speed is best!

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Sorry DQ but I have to disagree here. Crabby was kinder and gentler than many of us here would have been, myself included. Though Chocobetta may have conditions or issues that make his communication difficult -I think it's bad grammar skills- he comes off as rude and obnoxious more often than not. He does not consider others point of view or experiences and talks...errr...writes overa people. If we are called to make an effort to be understanding of him and his issues, he should also be called to make an effort to be more respectful and kinder to us. His conditions do not give him a free pass.
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Someone who has communication problems may have a problem understanding what others are saying and may get defensive because of it. As I said before, please have some patience and understanding. Justbecause Choclate comes off as rude does not give YOU the right to be rude back. If it upsets you that much then don't post in the thread.
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Someone who has communication problems may have a problem understanding what others are saying and may get defensive because of it. As I said before, please have some patience and understanding. Justbecause Choclate comes off as rude does not give YOU the right to be rude back. If it upsets you that much then don't post in the thread.
Free pass...gotcha. But like I mentioned before communication goes both ways. If I have to make an effort so should he as there are others in this forum with issues that put forth the effort to consider others as well.
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Could you guys drop this?? Take it to the rant thread. Or better yet make an "Argue thread" :/ sorry but really. This is ridiculous. Communication online lacks an actual voice or tone therefore always suck no matter the person or reasoning behind the end, please stop. S'posed to help the OP not buy them with rants, arguments and tension.

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