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Old 05-26-2012, 10:16 PM   #11 
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I'm sorry if you thought that was rude, my bettas are doing very well together though, but one thing just in case, how can you tell if a female is egg bound?
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:26 PM   #12 
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It is -almost- unheard of for a female to die due to being egg bound. They usually release the eggs or reabsorb them. Though an egg filled female will look very fat, usually it's not problem. If you end up with a breeding situation I would kill the eggs however.

The way you keep your fish is up to you. Everyone here including myself has given you fair warning. Clearly this set up is working for you. You may or may not end up "learning the hard way." Sometimes people are lucky with docile fish. Just remember that the next betta you buy will probably not be as friendly as these guys. And I'm sure you understand the risks you are taking by doing this, and again that's your own choice. If anything happened to any of the fish I highly doubt anyone on this forum would say "I told you so" and rub it in. We are very accepting people, many of us trying to point you in the right direction is all. I really hope you are not feeling harassed by any of us at the moment.
I wish you and your fish more future success.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #13 
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actually I feel real bad because it turns out everyone was right, my female gilly got egg bound, and right after I saw that message I went up to check on her, and she had like exploded, so I seperated the living ones, and I just want to tell everyone that I'm sorry
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #14 
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and Cheng might die cause she won't eat, but I think it might be because she and fhil ate some of my females fins right after she died
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #15 
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Don't feel sorry, it's easy to believe that they were fine because they looked fine to you.
Kind of ironic in a tragic way, sorry to hear. :(
I'd give the other female a few days before worrying about her. You're right, if the other female died she would take the opportunity to eat some of her friend (survival thing).
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #16 
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yeah, thanks for warning me:)
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:12 PM   #17 
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I'm sorry, that sucks. You had them together for a while so it seemed to work. I was genuinely excited to hear more about these guys because they were living together peacfully
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #18 
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Thanks, I'll keep you updated on how they're doing, Cheng finally ate a pellet! I'm planning on getting a tank divider so that they can both have nice size tanks
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yay!
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #20 
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I'd get two separate tanks just to be safe- wouldn't want to lose the other girl, you don't want them sharing water through a divider.
Two smaller, 2.5+ gallon tanks would be a good idea.
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