Yesyterday, i tried putting my betta (Jake Sully) with my mollies in my 10 gal tank. there are 9 mollies in the tank. i tried it just for fun and see if they will get along together.
surprisingly, Jake didn't seem to mind being with the mollies. he was swimming around like he used to, and he seem to be enjoying the newly found caves in the tank. later at night, i placed him back in his tank. i noticed that he stopped swimming around and just stayed on one side. i felt like he got lonely after having the experience of being with other fishes. do you think im right?
the mollies didn't seem to mind either, they just followed me around expecting me to give them food as always. however, i noticed that one of my male mollies (his name is Finn), the sexually aggressive one, seemed like he became very shy to show off (he shows off by expanding his fins) and he just stayed at one side. do you think he felt insecure and threatened by the presence of of a large finned fish like Jake?
note: i just tried doing this to see what will happen. im just curious, and im am sharing this to all of you to see if any of you had this kind of experience before.