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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 07:46 PM
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I have to say that I'm not surprised. Please do not attempt this again.
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post #32 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 08:13 PM
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Can I ask why you seem so determined to keep male and female bettas together? Splendens really only should come together when spawning. They are generally not a fish that lives comfortably with others of its species.
Heck, even the only time they really interact in the wild is during territorial disputes and spawning. I wouldn't bother doing it again. It will end the same. And once they've been separated, it'll get harder to put them back together.
Dude. Just stop doing it. I mean seriously.
I don't even believe you actually did it, you just wanted attention, tbh.

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Heck, even the only time they really interact in the wild is during territorial disputes and spawning. I wouldn't bother doing it again. It will end the same. And once they've been separated, it'll get harder to put them back together.
Dude. Just stop doing it. I mean seriously.
I don't even believe you actually did it, you just wanted attention, tbh.
+1. Wild splendens are less aggressive, and they can swim away and escape the other male. A bit different then cramming a bunch in a tank.
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+1. Wild splendens are less aggressive, and they can swim away and escape the other male. A bit different then cramming a bunch in a tank.
I totally agree. How long did it take you to get all of those fish in there? I started my 10 gallon a month ago, and all I have been able to put in there are 2 platys.
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And I was worried MY tank was overstocked! Are all of those other fish still in there? That's a lot of fishies in one tank.

I think you should really separate the bettas (male and female). I have had good luck with two guppies if you are determined to get tankmates... Or keep the ADF in there with him. Or snails are always a default. But all that other fish action is going to stress them both out.

If all those other fish are in that 10g, you should divvy them out a bit more.

That's just my opinion of course.
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Yes far to many fish. I agree they are trying to show off. Wouldn't be surprised if they did do this though. Some people are ignorant.
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NEVER put males and females together. It is just asking for trouble. IMO, males seem happier when they are by themselves.
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