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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Question Male betta chasing platys?

I have a 20 gallon community tank with a baby bristlenose pleco, male betta, and 3 platys (just got the platys today). Since i introduced the platys, my betta has been chasing them on and off. He never seems to do any harm to them, but will chase them for maybe a minute then retreat to the corner of the tank, where he is building a bubble nest.. ?!?!?

Why is my betta building a bubble nest? (just started today when i put in the platys)

Will he stop chasing the platys eventaully?
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here is a picture of the tank, if that helps.
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Originally Posted by Naldari View Post
here is a picture of the tank, if that helps.
I love those platies. I have two of those myself.

The reason why hes doing this is, you got high fin platy's. That and hes in the mood to breed.

The high fins on a high fin platy are kinda showy and kinda Betta ish. That might be part of it.

However I honestly think, its because he has a bubble nest. You wouldn't want some rowdy house mates in your nursery braking up your crib. So that your babies would have no ware to go.

5gallon, One male betta
10 gallon, full of baby fry/ one baby betta
34 gallon:2 peppered corydoras, 2 upside down catfish, 2 cherry barbs, two danio's, 2 platy's, 2 high fin platys, 2 red swords, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf Gourami, 3 black skirts, two diamond tetra's and 2 gold Gourami.
And going to get, 2 cory cats

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