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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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questin??? bettas it same cage??

i have one female betta at the time, but i to get 2 more. would they kill eachouther if there is 3 in the same cage?? i know they will fight if there are only 2 but i want 3.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 12:34 AM
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4 in a 10 gallon minimum. So a 10 gallon with a lot of plants and no less than 4 females might work out. Some just love to fight. So within a few weeks of fighting they'll establish the leader and get along.

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will u be able to tell witch one is the leader??

are they like wolfs and the leader gets to eat first, then the leftovers are for the outhers??

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rose-red
sun-yellow
addy-white with a little red/white on tail
shelly-golden snail

rip
molly fish:
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Oh, you'll know. lol I have a 5 female sorority of my own... just established, so they're still working out their pecking order. There's a new leader daily for the time being. But whenever they switch I can tell which has taken command.

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will u be able to tell witch one is the leader??

are they like wolfs and the leader gets to eat first, then the leftovers are for the outhers??
Somewhat like wolves but not with the feeding XD

The leader will be obvious, she'll flare at the others and keep them from misbehaving.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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cool cant wait till i get 2 more (if i do)

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rose-red
sun-yellow
addy-white with a little red/white on tail
shelly-golden snail

rip
molly fish:
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You'll need 3 more and a 10 gallon tank with heating, filtering and a ton of caves and plants.

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
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why cant i have 3 in the same tank???

my Betta
Girls
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Dory-purple (crown tail)
rose-red
sun-yellow
addy-white with a little red/white on tail
shelly-golden snail

rip
molly fish:
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bettie
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Because, simply put, two of them will gang up on the weaker of the three, attack and harrass her to death, and then the two remaining fish will fight and more than likely kill each other. The more fish, the more spread out the aggression is. 6 seems to be the magic number.

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o ok thx

my Betta
Girls
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Dory-purple (crown tail)
rose-red
sun-yellow
addy-white with a little red/white on tail
shelly-golden snail

rip
molly fish:
cutie
bettie
beauty

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