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Old 04-20-2008, 05:20 PM   #1 
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Female flares

Do female Bettas flare?
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:27 PM   #2 
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Yes. They flare at each other, other fish occasionaly, etc.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:34 AM   #3 
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she flares at her male tank mate ( they are divided) ..she is alot bigger too..and very dark royal blue. I have been wondering if she is a female or some different type of Betta.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #4 
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well im giving u advice, it may be the kind of betta that was specaily breed to be bigger. i knew a guy who was selling huge female bettas. they may have just hit the american market. I'm sure thats just why. I dont think u need to worry, and if this contiues please put the fish in differnt tanks! What kind of divider is it? is it one with a net? cause they will break through it rust me. My friend had two bettas one female one male, they didn't really like eachother, and she had a net divider and they broke through it! i was there at the time. and i did like betas so i have two of my own now. ;) good luck with the flaring
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:10 AM   #5 
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I have a homemade plexiglass divider ..I drilled holes init...not quite as uniformly as the kind you can buy at petsmart, but this is a temporary tank.
As for Miss Betta, when I got these two (from a student as I mentioned in a previous post) They were in a plastic CUP...TOGETHER..the poor little guy was all torn up, hardly any fins left at all...he's doing quite well now. She beat the crap outta him! She is twice his size! and also I have never seen a really dark color female...she's a Big Bertha alright!
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #6 
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lol nothing wrong with a big betta lol
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:28 PM   #7 
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Yeah, there's a strain of bettas called "giant bettas" started by this guy in Thailand (I think) a few years back. I believe they're close to twice the size of normal ones. I haven't heard any controversy about the ethics of them, so I'm assuming the breeder just developed a larger strain and as opposed to using hormones.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:18 AM   #8 
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Wow..she must be one of those...she's a BIG girl
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:51 PM   #9 
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She sounds pretty though and tough i would love to have one where did you get her?
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:54 AM   #10 
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She was left in my office ny one of my students..with the little male that she had bitten all his fins off.. He lives in Downingtown Pa and said he had gotten both at a Petco...
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