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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Can a male Betta live with another?

I have two male bettas in separate tanks and would at one point purchase 1 big tank. I was wondering if it is possible for the two to live together with out a barrier. They have both seen each other through the tanks and didn't even flare. So i don't know if i should be able to put them together or leave them in their separate tanks.

Soo if you have two bettas together can you give me any advise?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:26 PM
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The domestic betta (betta splendens) were bred to have more fins and to be very aggressive; more aggressive than their wild counterparts. I would never ever do this, unless the fish itself were bred to be more friendly. Only once in a blue moon it will work.

How big is the tank going to be? Flaring doesn't always mean aggression, it's a form of communication. Learn more here.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:29 PM
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Not that Ive heard, maybe if you had an enourmous tank. Answer will pretty much be no every time.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:34 PM
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You might wanna talk to OFL, she has a lot of male bettas that live together. Granted she's bred generations of them so she's probably tamed them.
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