Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
DarkMoon said lik a 20gal or bigger? Uhm, here:
From her website
Can you Keep Male and Female Bettas Together?
Generally no. But studies show that both male and female bettas prefer living in groups with other bettas to living a solo life. If your aquarium is large enough, you can keep a single male with a group of 5+ females. Remember, 1 inch of fish per gallon. Do not overstock your tank. I do not suggest trying this unless you have experience with both female and male bettas and a tank that is at least 15 gallons (preferably more) with plenty of places for the girls to hide. You might have to experiment with different males/females until you get a group that gets along. Keep in mind that each betta has a personality of it's own! Some are more aggressive than others. Keep in mind that breeding is a possibility in this sort of set up so be prepared to either raise hundreds of fry or destroy bubble nests quickly. Plakat males would likely handle this better than long finned bettas since their fins won’t be nipped by the females.
Yeah, I did try it because I thought, "One less tank to clean if I can put a male in with the girls." But no. The plakat chased, the girls bit. It was an embarrassing failure. T_T
I only have one crowntail, my handicap boy, but I love him. He does seem like a sweetheart and he's never let his handicap hold him back. I've seen him flaring at his next door neighbor even though he can't move his back end.