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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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i need some advice for my betta's tankmates!

I think this may need to go on the emergency thread.... But anyway I have a twenty gallon with platies and a male betta (3 females and 1 male platy). One of my females is really aggressive (gave birth earlier today) I got them all yesterday and she has stated nipping my betta, I was wondering if she needed more protein and that was why she attacked him(she even nips other platies). I don't want to take her back because she will be killed by the store, is there any alternatives besides removing any fish?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 03:47 PM
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Not really. Protien problably has nothing to do with it.

Can you get her her own little tank? For the sake of the others! I bet the males all teamed up and are like 'That woman is CRAZY!' Lol. While she sits in a corner and growls.

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Well I suppose I could but I would hate to keep a social fish alone... And lol I only have one male and 3 females.

She seems a little calmer now but I will keep watching her. Any tips? I thought they were peaceful, my friend keeps a betta sorority with her platies

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They usually are. But shes special! I seriously doubt she would be sad all alone seeing it is that she attacks others. She might be happier.

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Well I removed her and I will try again in a few days to see if she calms a little

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That might work. If she is territorial. If she keeps attacking though, I would get her her own tank by herself. No tank mates except maybe a snail.

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Ugh... All I have is a five gallon bucket. What kind of life is that for any fish? *hangs head*

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Not a life at all. Can you like put her in a breeder net and then go out to the store to get a tank?

Plus the bucket might be dirty... I wouldn't trust it.

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and tanks are cheap? I'm only 16. But for now she will have to stay in a breeder net until I can get a new tank. And the bucket is for water changes only lol.

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Yeah, generally no more than 30$. (And i'm 13, so...)

You could look an Craigslist. Some people sell for free.

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