I have a male and female betta. They both been in the tank together for a little over a month now. Today I don't know what happened to my babies. They are not liking each other now. My female has been eating the males tail. So I had to remove him so she don't kill him. She is also full of eggs. How can I get them use to each other again.
P's. He is missing the middle part of his tail. When he not with her he look sad.
I was wondering if I could get a little advise on speedy healing for tail nips? I just set up my sorority a few days ago, and it's doing well. I have six cuties in my sorority. I have three girls who've been fighting for the top of the hierarchy. These three are the only ones with slightly tattered fins. I haven't been overly concerned with their fights, because chases only last a few seconds ( lots of places to hide and escape) and it's been mostly flares and tail slaps. I do feel bad about the tattered fins though.
I have Melafix that I've been putting in the tank as well as a tad bit of aquarium salt. I'm also feeding them freeze dried blood worms and some pellets. I toss some pellets in there because they sink, and the girls who like to feed at the bottom will get some food. Is there anything else I can do for a speedy recovery on their fins? I feel bad, because I imagine it hurts, and they have such beautiful fins =(
I do have a little breeder's net to hang in the tank in case someone get's too aggressive or too weak.
I used Searchem Stress Guard to help my Kisa recover after a breeding attempt. It's been a week and the clear regrowth is almost fully there (just needs a little more on her caudal), and the color is starting to creep back into her fins.
I once had two females together in a tank. The first time they saw each other, they both flared, but that was it. They had a 6.5 gallon tank to wander through and basically ignored each other. They just got fed at opposite ends. However, they may not have been very representative of the average female betta, since they had been kept together with about 30 other females in an overcrowded tank at the pet store. Chances are they already knew each other and just went "Oh, you."
On the other hand, I once tried to keep three females together in a 5-gallon tank, and it was a disaster. The first two, who were similar in size, seemed fine with each other, but the third, who was very tiny, turned out to be vicious. She attacked the other two almost immediately, which set both of them off. So it was a three-way betta war. I ended up having to separate all of them because after that, none of them would tolerate any other fish.
Now I keep my females in adjacent tanks. That way they can have their little territorial fits without hurting anyone. After a while, they figure out that they can't get to each other and stop flaring.
I've had my sorority up and running for some time and besides some flaring and nipped fins when someone gets a stick up their butt, all seems to be well. However, my tank is only open in 3 spots at the front so I can feed them. The rest is packed so thick with myrio and rotala that sometimes my girls can barely swim.
However, I have 8 in a 20 gallon long.
Bakara and Shepard are my alpha girls. Everyone moves for them.
Tali is next in line as far as I can tell, she's the main aggressor.
Jack is always an aggressor and her and Tali get into spats often but never more than a nipped fin or chasing.
Aria is next.
Liara falls below that then Silas and Domino.
Domino is usually hidden, partially cause she's small and also because she's at the bottom of the pack. She eats with my cories and just follows them for food.