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Old 08-14-2008, 11:29 AM   #1 
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ON OTHER BETTAS

I HAVE A BETTA THAT I HAVE HAD FOR OVER 1 YEAR. :D IT IS STILL IN THE
"STARTING KIT" THAT YOU BUY FROM WALMART. SHE DONT HAVE A HEATER OR ANYTHING. ALSO I WANT ANOTHER BETTA SO MY QUESTIONS ARE ...

1. CAN I PUT 2 FEMALES TOGETHER OR CAN I PUT A MALE WITH HER.
2. IF I DO GET A MALE HE WILL NOT KILL HER WILL HE?
3. DO THEY HAVE A TIME WHEN THEY ONLY BREED?
4. WAS WONDERING DO I NEED TO PUT HER IN ANOTHER BOWL?

***WHEN I GO TO WALMART ITS HARD TO TELL WHICH ONE IS MALE OR FEMALE. CAN YOU HELP ON THAT TO!?

I THINK THAT IS ALL FOR NOW. JUST WONDERING
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #2 
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I think it's fine to have two females together. I know some people who have 4 or 5 of them together, they are also in a 10 gallon tank so it may be a better idea to get a bigger tank if thats something you're interested in. I dont know about the male and female mix. I would think it would be a lethal situation for the little girly.
I get mine at walmart and they come in these little cups. Ontop of the cups they're marked male or female but its pretty easy to tell if they're not. The males are generally bigger especially their fins.
Thats just my two cents :P
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:05 PM   #3 
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Males and females should never be put together, except for spawning. Two males should NEVER be put together.Females can live together but they can be aggressive, too. Its usually best to put 4 or more females together to spread out the aggression. It may take awhile for the pecking order to be established, then things should calm down.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:06 PM   #4 
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Agreed- if you put females together, make sure you get a group. Also, you're going to need a heater, filter, and at least a 10 gallon tank. Time to start researching!
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:41 PM   #5 
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Never put 2 males or 1 male and female together. I personally dont keep a betta in less than 2 gallons, if you want to keep females together you need at least 4 but most have at least 6, and you would need at least a 10 gallon tank with lots of plants and hiding spots. They need temps of over 70 degrees and 78 degrees is really best.

Females have short fins, its the males with the long flowing fins.
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