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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 08:10 PM
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I bought a male & a female recently & the male has flared out & chases the female when he sees her. I have a 3 gallon tank & lots of plants for her to hide under. Why does the male chase & flare out? He is attempting to attack her?
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 08:14 PM
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Basically yes. The males are super territorial and will eventually kill any other betta it sees. Sometimes even the females get super aggressive although killing is much rarer. Separate your male and female immediately or most likely your female will be killed. I hate to put it so harshly but that's what will happen. If you want to keep any other fish with your male or female, only have 1 betta in a minimum of a 10 gal tank and research on compatible tank mates.

If you can't separate them for whatever reason, return one or the other, or at least float a cup with one of them inside it until you can get a suitable tank for the other betta.

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Can a female Betta go into a 10 gallon tank with 8 glow light tetras, & 2 panda cory catfish?

I would feel heart broken to lose the female betta or have to give her back. I read at the store that at as long as it was a male & a female betta with no other kinds of fish that it would be fine. 2 males would be a world war 3. So, I thought I followed it correctly. Oh well, lessons learned.
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I think having 1 male & 3 females only works with imbellis.........

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I would advise a female sorority before mixing and male and females.


Cranna- glowlights are pretty peaceful, I have them myself along with the corys. The female should be fine. I would suggest staying close to the tank when introducing to watch and make sure everything is going smooth. Also you can usually (but depends) put females together 5+ or a single female with other fish, but no male and female. Unless you are breeding.

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Danios, e.g. Glofish, need at least 20 gallons.

Panda corys need at least 4-5 fish of the same species.

I'd put a female and a few harlequin rasboras in a 10 gallon.

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Um no. Never. He is not lonely, and putting a male with any other betta (except for breeding) is terribly irresponsible. And to cranna- it should work, but may be a bit overstocked.
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Thank you all for your help & advice. I have moved her into my 20 gallon fresh water tank. I misinterpreted my tank when I said 10. There is some investigating from her & the other fish checking each other out. I will keep an eye on them. They are in my living room. The male betta is now by himself enjoying his pad to himself. Such a guy :) a betta guy :)
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How many females do you have together?
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It is just the one female.
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