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Old 01-27-2008, 08:58 AM   #1 
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Male and Female Betta Fish

When I both my Betta Fish, at the Local Pet Store, they tell me that one Male can Live with up to 3 Females, so, I've also both 3 Betta Females.

Sudently I've see that my Male Betta loos all hist "Hear" and it seem to be seek.

I'm was wondering if it's right to keep one Male with 3 Female at the same tank. (about 5 gal.)

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Old 01-27-2008, 09:36 AM   #2 
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I'm afraid you were misinformed. Female betas can occasionally live with each other if the tank is large enough (15-20 gal) but male betas CAN NOT live with male or females. They will end up fighting to the death.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:21 PM   #3 
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they do sometimes, if you know what your doing.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:23 PM   #4 
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A male can ocassionally be kept with females but it usually ends badly. Either the male attacks the females or the females gang up on the male. The only times it seems to work is in very large tanks, not a 5g I'm afraid.

A 5g tank is only big enough for 1 betta, regardless of sex.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:46 PM   #5 
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like dey(yes I do know how to spell they) said earlier, in order to have multiple females together in a singe tank, youll need a big tank. 10 gal at least maybe even.

If a female isnt "ready" and pressured by her peers to be in a tank with a male, he will attack her. (middle school- high school anyone? :D )

Bettas dont fight to the death but can cause ugly damage to one another.

if your going to put multiple females together, put some sort of cave or hiding place in the tank.

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