I did not know where to put this. But I figure this forum would work. I started a sorority tank last week. And after the fighting died down. I still have one of the girls that wants to antagonize the others. Well, one of the girls is still really small. And she was being chased by the trouble maker, and lo-and-behold two of the other girls swam in between them and chased off the antagonizer. Then swam with the little one for a little while, blocking her from the one who tried for a little while to get at the small one. I think I am gonna remove the one mean one, just for a day or so, so she can calm down. Maybe I am just crazy, and am over analyzing what I saw, but I was amazed that these two actually were protecting the small betta and thought I should share.
I have a farm and have seen some animals do incredible things that no one else would believe if i told them lol...I was at a horse show when I was a kid and I had an old horse named Oatsie, was a been there done that kind of horse and great with kids...I always felt safe with her. Anywho, a baby horse (a young stallion) got lose and was creating havoc all over the show grounds. My mom not thinking clearly and me being too young to think for myself told me to take the horse and stand by a little shed building...well this was a bad idea, my horse and I were cornered at this point and the young stallion galloped over to us all wild and crazy, i was freaking out and all of a sudden my old horse puts her body between me and the young stallion, looked right at him, pinned her ears (which means back off or be bitten/kicked), the young stallion stopped in his tracks, looked at my old horse like "im not going near her" and ran the other direction lol! My old lady meant business, she was the herd boss at our farm too. It was pretty neat. I miss my old timers, they were wonderful <3
I do beleive that animal instinct is very strong..there was a time, when I was a kid, and I used t feed a stray cat, and one night I was out looking for the cat, and she was nowhere to be found, so I headed back to my house, and there was a doberman pincher staring at me, and growling, and I was frozen, not sure what to do, and out of nowhere came my stray kitty, and jumped in front of me and hissed at that dog, and growled, and got all her fur up..and attacked the dog..and the dog, was running for it's life, like literally, she saved me..it was amazing..and I will never forget it..:)
Is there a possibility that fish trio are siblings? I know that betta fry can be depressed when they are firstly removed from their siblings. Could they be from the same spawn and somehow feel kinship?