Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #1 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
Thumbs down bad popcorn!

so popcorn got a relly big new tank from my nana so i got the tank all set up and my dad thought he might want friends so we went to the pet store and they had some girl bettas whith a boy one and they said they can be toghter if we got more then one so we got 3 girls and they give us one for free and put them in the tank and then i put popcorn in with them and he is chaseing them around the tank like crazy anything i can do to get him to stop?
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #2 
LittleBettaFish
Member
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Female and male bettas should not be housed together. Splendens only come together to spawn, and so there is a lot of risk in leaving males and females together. There is the very real chance of one or more fish being injured or killed.

You really need to think about taking the females back or making proper accommodations for them without Popcorn being in there.
LittleBettaFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #3 
nel3
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
how big is the tank? you cant keep any males with females in a single tank without dividers. your male will continue to chase the females until you put him into a seperate tank. a female sorority usually needs 4-5 females in a tank thats atleast 10g with lots of cover.

the pet stores often have false info and arent properly trained to give advice most tof the time. i suggest you take the male betta out of the tank with the females immediately.
nel3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #4 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
he stoped chaseing them and they look paceful now lol
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #5 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
and i think the tank is my be 20gal
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #6 
callistra
Member
 
callistra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
You need to separate them or you are going to end up with one or more dead bettas.
callistra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #7 
Perseusmom
TFK Moderator
 
Perseusmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Although its looks peaceful now that can change in a second, you need to remove him !
Perseusmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #8 
txbettaowner
Member
 
txbettaowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plano, TX
NEVER PUT MALES AND FEMALES TOGETHER. You have a 20g tank so you can split the tank in the middle. you will need 3 dividers. One divider for the middle of the 20g to make it 2 10 gallon tanks. Then on one side divide the tank again to make it 2 5 gallon tanks and one whole 10 gallon. Put one male in each 5 gallon tank and put your females in the 10g portion. Decor to your liking and gravel but that is how you should divide it.
txbettaowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:33 PM   #9 
LittleBettaFish
Member
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Bettas are extremely unpredictable and at times can be extremely violent.

I have had females gang up and kill/seriously maim males before, even a male that had been living peacefully within a sorority for over a year.

It is your responsibility as a fish owner, to provide your bettas with the best possible environment and care. Housing males and females together is dicey and not the best practice in my opinion. I used to be okay with it until I saw what a small number of females can do to a male betta. It is not pretty and it is never an easy death.
LittleBettaFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2013, 03:44 PM   #10 
popcorndeer
Member
 
popcorndeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: i live in a tree in the woods in canada
they are all staying away from each other and i cant take the girls back in the pet store they had 20 girls whith 1 boy and they where fine
popcorndeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
popcorn! :) popcorndeer Betta Pictures 6 02-10-2013 09:33 PM
Popcorn HM x Dizzy HMPK lvandert Breeding Betta Fish 131 07-17-2012 10:34 PM
Popcorn x Smitty HM spawn lvandert Breeding Betta Fish 26 04-01-2012 01:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.