I now have 5 female bettas. They bought them for a game. Actually they bought 9. It was COLD today and there they were sitting outside!! I wasn't happy & promptly took all of them to my car. My girls saw them and immediately played the game, winning 5 of the 9. Off to Petco we went, purchased a 10 gl tank, filter & heater....plus a few live plants. They are all in the new tank now.
*One if VERY mean. I am wondering if maybe it's a male pk? She a tiny bit bigger than the others and flares at them. If one comes too close, she strikes. Is that normal behavior for a female??
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Last edited by tracyalexa; 10-23-2011 at 08:47 PM.
i agree. talk to your pastor. explain to them, that they're NOT as easy to care for as many are led to believe, and tell them how much work it really is, not only to care for such small tanks, but how much they thrive in larger tanks.
Thanks for the feedback. I did let them know that these guys aren't the "end all be all" of fish. They are sensitive to the cold and they aren't easy to just throw in a tiny container & be ok. I think they could tell immediately that I wasn't happy. I tried hiding it but that's not so easy for me. lol. I am TRYING to get a photo of the female/male. She's chasing one of the others around and nipping. But then she will go back to her own area. She def doesn't flare like a full male would. It's a tiny flare....like very quick and not as full as a male. It's confusing. But I did do some research and I see that they have to establish who the boss is going to be and get a pecking order going, so I assume that's what's going on right now.
3 are blue, 1 is greenish blue and the other is cambodian? white w/ red. She's the cutest, and calmest by far. One has blue lipstick...she is way adorable!!
It's def different than single tank males who just live in peace. These girls are all over the place, exploring and chasing and keeping me busy watching!
Not all girls are cut out for sorority living, so she might need her own tank even if it is a girl. Also, make sure that the tank is heavily planted and broken up with lots of places to hid. You shouldn't be able to see the other side of the tank when you look in the side. It will help a lot with their stress levels if the tank is basically a jungle.
Remember that the tank your fish lives in is his or her's whole world. Ask yourself this question, and answer it honestly: would you choose to live there?
Its very planted with real floating plants, some fake ones. Only one seems to hang out near the bottom so I am thinking of getting a cave for her. They were all safe this morning. Hoping for the same when I get home tonight!
Ok, so there are TWO that I have questions on. The first pic is the first question. The remainder are all of the 2nd one I am questioning. I wish I could get better pics but here goes. Are they girls or boys? The 2nd one is VERY aggressive and chases and bites all the others (except the white & red, they leave her alone for some reason!) 22.jpg