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Old 03-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #21 
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Not to deviate from the topic at hand, but I'm pretty sure you guys are being trolled.
Even a fish forum isn't safe from trolls, lol.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #22 
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What are trolls?
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #23 
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2 people told me to get rid of them or take them back (which you cant around here)
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #24 
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What are trolls?
Trolls are essentially liars bent on causing a muck. Acting purposefully ignorant, saying outlandish things to rile people up, etc,. I don't know that we're being trolled now. But it is concerning either way.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #25 
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You need to separate them. Males must be alone, females can be in groups of 4 or more. You can separate them in a temporary fix with dividers in the tank to keep them from attacking each other. Or there's the option of getting smaller tanks for the boys and letting the girls have the big tank.

Just because the store you got them in had them together, doesnt mean the store knows anything about them. They buy living animals and sell them for money. Betta are traditionally called siamese fighting fish for a reason - and it's not just because they've been used to fight each other, but because they are highly territorial fish.

You should always research the fish you own, and any fish you may consider adding to your tanks.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #26 
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Every single pet store/fish store I have ever been to in my 18 years of living have allowed returns or will accept fish back if you need to give them up. I also don't believe you don't have any Petcos or Petsmarts relatively near you. We have THREE Petsmarts nearby, a LFS, and TWO Petcos. And I live in an incredibly small down that isn't even marked on the map.

If you can't bring them back or give them to a fish store, ask your friends if they could take one, or see if your parents would post a craigslist ad for them. Give them away for free, if you have to.

I know from experience not to listen to most Petsmart employees that say what housings you should put certain fish in. These are the people that often say a .5 gallon cube is an appropriate living space for a betta. When my sister got her first betta fish, they recommended a 1 gallon tank with a divider and offered another fish, and said heaters weren't necessary. I'm just saying not to always listen to what they say, and listen to those on this site instead. The people on this site have had bettas for years and actually know what they're talking about.

Either get dividers or rehome them, or they will kill each other.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #27 
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i live in nova scotia no Petco no petsmart

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #28 
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we dont have much here
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #29 
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Do you want Popcorn to get injured? If not, he needs to be removed from the tank. Ask your Nana or parents to get you a separate 5 gallon tank for Popcorn.

If the three females are in a 20 gallon tank, buy two more females, and add them to the same tank. Make sure there are LOTS of hiding places. There should be lots of plants, and lots of caves. Here is more information about how to keep females together in a tank: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29402
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #30 
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Females and Males should be put together only for breeding purposes. Popcorn and the girls may or will get hurt. Separate them immediately. Unless you want dead bettas, then put Popcorn in his own tank. Make sure the girls have plenty of plants and hiding areas.
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