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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 AM   #1 
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Male betta in tank with eachother?

So, I got into a semi-argument with someone on another forum about it not being wise to keep males in with each-other.

Are they able to, and when is that?

I truely don't think it's wise but they think it is okay as they were from the same spawn etc but I think it's a disaster waiting to happen.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #2 
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There's no point getting into an argument about this.

Let them do it and kill/injure both fish.

Rarely do people takes advice from someone they don't respect/trust.

Also, people can make up all sorts of stuff online, but I don't believe it until I get some sort of photographic proof to verify their claims.

Personally I would encourage it. Let them learn the hard way.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #3 
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Idk i thought i seen someone on here with two bettas in a tank to together VT and CT. I think its like a rare case if they go get along, But i wouldnt try it to risky, so i would say no to putting them together also
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #4 
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Perhaps if the tank was large enough. I'm thinking 100 gallons + with heavy plant cover. I believe males will establish dominance over a certain part of the tank and not venture out of that area. So it's possible that it could work in such a large tank.
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Okay, not to be mean, but the ONE thing when you think of 'bettas' is 'Males will kill each other.' Look at this thread:http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=124190
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #6 
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I know that they CAN be kept together in a larger tank, with heavy plant coverage. These people just think it's OKAY to keep so many males in a smaller tank (25gal) that isn't full of plants. I guess it COULD work out but it's almost guaranteeing, in my eyes, that it won't. I'm not going to give them the time of day because they can just learn.. >.< It's something I feel strong about though/:
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Ya and also in the end if they do fight, then the bettas are the ones who suffer.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:18 PM   #8 
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Oldfishlady has Done it successfully but only after many generations of breeding aggressiveness out.
Bettas in the wild have a 3x3' territory so I imagine if the tank was longer than 6' and wider than ' it could possibly work.
But by no means would I ever recommend it.
I agree with MSG, let them do it and kill their bettas, sounds cruel, but it also sounds like this person needs to learn the hard way.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #9 
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I agree with you aemaki.

It's sad to see that they won't listen, but they seem to think they know everything about this and it's OKAY etc etc. Also they said wild Betta are more aggressive... I don't think I agree with that either.

I spent an hour trying to explain to them the dangers etc of having that many male Betta together in such a small, empty tank. But they won't listen to me, or anyone else, so I guess they are going to have to learn on their own. Hopefully then they get that it's not very wise..

Oh well. It's not my life or my fish but I do try to make them see that it is a bit dangerous for the fish =\
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Hopelessaddict101 do yo need me to go to that post, you no im good at arguing lol
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