No, Lady & Mitzy were the top girls, then Emmie and then Rubie. Mitzy was the most aggressive & impacient, Lady the passive one. Now, the last in the hierarchy, Rubie is on friendly grounds with Mitzy. I think Lady died of internal issues that did not show until her death. She had very dark internal organs, usually they were just as pale as she was. No other issues. Emmie must of died first, that's why she was eaten, while the other was left alone. No other outward signs, no bites, etc.
Yes, there are now still 4 Betta. I had 4 & was bringing home 2 new girls, to make 6. But two passed away, making it 4 again...
Also, these girls were together for 3 months, maybe longer, so their positions were settled and each knew where they belonged. No new aggression, if anything, Mitzy was more tolerant recently.
Last edited by secuono; 06-25-2010 at 11:43 AM.