Fighter Plakats are not all used for fighting. Many many breeders breed them because they love their colors/personality/health over the other "fancy" plakats. A "fighter" plakat is a description for a particular type of PK, not meaning they are used in fighting. Fighters tend to be overall sturdier, healthier, bigger, etc.
Not saying some aren't used for fighting, but generally you find many breeders who sell them and have nothing to do with fighting. There are breeders who do sell for fighting.. so just be aware of that when you purchase them. Look for a reputable breeder that doesn't support fighting, or sell for fighting if you want :) Superman bettas are great "fighters" I know a shop in MN that sells them (in the shop and will ship them) and they will not tolerate fighting.. they just sell fighters from Thailand to people who love them.
Females can sometimes live together in sororities - and that goes for all the splendens "types". A female "fighter" won't be any different than any other female.. she may be slightly larger, but she could easily be a sweetheart as well as a monster. As long as the divider is high enough and the water level low enough she should have no problem being in a divided tank.
Last edited by Myates; 04-21-2013 at 09:21 AM.