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Old 11-14-2012, 12:44 AM   #11 
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One thing you will find about a sorority is that female betta are nearly as aggressive as males and in some cases more. Ive have to house a couple of girls in their own space for the safety of the other girls. There is always fighting over the pecking order. Over time you hope for a balance and less aggression. It can be hard on a fish keeper to watch the bullying at times. It is deeply engrained in the DNA of this species. Get lots of plants in the middle of the tank and many hidy spots. If the fighting gets ridiculous ( life threatening) you have to get them apart and maybe try later. Good luck.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #12 
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Ok. It's alright. I thought you where laughing at how I have a mean girl.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #13 
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That isnt a sorority if your signature is anything to go by. It's a pair of females so of course the aggression is distributed between two females. Either separate them or get more girls.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #14 
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Definitely, you need AT LEAST 3, but really I go by a minimum of 5
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #15 
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You only have 2 girls???? That's the whole problem. You need to read this:


http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29402

as a matter of fact, you should go into all the topics and read all the threads that are permanently pinned to the top of the forum. They have tons of info for newbs. I found them very helpful and still read them after a year of betta keeping.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:30 PM   #16 
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Yah. I want to get at least 4 more 4 6 girls. Not allowed 2 though
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #17 
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Not really a sorority if you have only 2. I just suggest dividing the tank or give them each their own tank. I really recommend 4 females as minimum.. If 3 happens then 2 will gang up on the 3rd one. That's just likely, not always. Once you are able to get more, then it should be fine. Remember to read the sticky, get many decorations, and QT them.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #18 
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If you don't have a tank to place the girl in, you can buy a breeder's box for pretty cheap at Petco/Petsmart...
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #19 
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I have a tank. The biting got WAY worse while I was at school. Separated them and I'm treating Cleo for bite
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #20 
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Yeah keep them separated until you get at least 2 more girls..
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