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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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females with my male

hi i have just purchased 2 x females to go with my male but my male keeps flaring at one of the females and going for her is this normal or wont they get along at all i have put my male in the net at the top of the tank for now until i get some advice please help asap cheers all
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 10:01 AM
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Males and females should NEVER be housed together except for breeding purposes. Someone is going to end up hurt or dead. Take him out of there!

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Agreed!!!! You should never house ANY bettas together unless you have a female sorority. Take them out!

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what is a female soroity and also a very reputable fish dealer said they would be fine inm really confused now

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 10:50 AM
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NEVER EVER EVER listen to pet store people or anything like that. They just want to sell they're fish. In a female sorority you need a tank 10+ gallons. Then you get lots of plants and hiding places. You need 4+ females. No less, they'll kill eachother.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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i have a 24 gal cube with drift wood and hiding places so i need 2x more females for it to work to be fair to him he does care for the fish alot
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:14 AM
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Well if it's 24 gallons, then I would just make sure there's hiding spots and get a few more girls. But the male cannot be with them. I would get a smaller tank for him.

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i am keeping an eye on them and there fine at the moment i will get 2 more females tomoz the male is not intrested any more he has been fine with the rest to
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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if you have a look at the pics of bettas my setup is on there under new setup
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I wouldn't recommend keeping the male in with the females.
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