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Old 06-09-2010, 07:58 PM   #1 
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two female bettas fighting

Okay so I have had two female betta fish for about 3 months, they have always seemed to get along and everything until about and hour ago I noticed that one of them was picking at the other one. The one fish would attack the other and liplock and like swim around ferociously. I just separated them and my dad went out to buy a new tank but I'm not really sure what would be best?
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:16 PM   #2 
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You could get a ten gallon tank and maybe start a sorority. That would spread out the aggression a bit. Or you could just seperate them like you are.. but I wouldn't put them back together unless you are start a sorority. I haven't had any experience in sororities though, that is just my opinion.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #3 
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You should never house two females together. As in any aggressive species, if your going to house them together you need many to spread the aggression around. To start a sorority you need at least 4 females, 6 or more is much better though.

You also need to provide lots of plant cover and hiding spots so each girl can establish her own territory.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:17 AM   #4 
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I have four and they get along fine, if I didn't know what type of fish they were I would swear they were supposed to be shoaling fish, they are always swimming around together lol. I'm planning to get some more soon =) Rather than separate them you could buy some more plants, hiding places and just add two or three more females =)
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #5 
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I agree! getting more fish is always a good idea and its fun because you can go fish shopping! :) i vote go with the sorority
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:52 PM   #6 
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Ya i agree start a sorority...its plenty of fun!
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #7 
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i also agree on that you can have 6-10 females in a 10 gallon
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