Rant, rant, rant!
sorry 'bout this, folks. i gotta make a rant here. i usually try to avoid this, and keep it on my Facebook, but i can't hold it in any longer, and gotta rant somewhere that doesn't have a limit to how long things can be.
what's with people thinking, they can house male bettas together, or males and females together? are they REALLY, THAT stupid, that the name "Siamese FIGHTING Fish" doesn't register to them?! i see it ALL the time on Youtube! "well, i've had these two male bettas together for about three months, and they haven't fought yet. they seem to be living peacefully, so......."..... really? so, why is that male, flaring at the other? or, why is male #2, just chilling, clamped, at the bottom of the tank, and the clearly dominant male, watching him like a hawk as he goes up for air? or, why are they both flaring, and have CHUNKS missing from their tails?! c'mon, people! do a little RESEARCH before you just buy two bettas and plop them in the tank together! this frustrates me..... actually, this frustrates me more than seeing Plakat fighter videos, but less than dumb guys thinking it's "cool" to buy two veiltails and fight them. :/ i'm not saying fighting is good, but at least the plakat fighters don't let their fish DIE, and separate them once one male submits to the other. :/ they're not dumb kids who don't know jack about bettas, who thinks it's awesome to see two fish fight, and get mad when they don't.
the male and female tanks are bad for many reasons. one, they both will still fight. and, two, you may end up with hundreds of fry you aren't prepared for.
i think this is what my next video is gonna be about. anyone have any pics of JUST how many bettas they may end up with if they keep their male and female housed together? :/ i'm REALLY looking to show them how many babies ONE pair of bettas can make.
Last edited by dramaqueen; 04-23-2011 at 07:02 PM.