I have 2 male bettas. I was told in a pet store that the male's can get along with the females, so I bought 2 female bettas.
I am aware that bettas are an aggressive breed and really don't get along with other fish, but I still added the new female betta to each male's bowl.
Well sad to say that one of the females is now dead. So I checked in on the other one and she looked pretty beat up too and I took her out of the fish bowl and gave her a home of her own.
So here's the thing: was the person at the pet store lying? Male Bettas are meant to always be alone? And how about the females?
Also my female, her fins look as though they have been bitten by the male, do those grow back? Will she survive? I sure hope so. I will post pictures tomorrow, that is if when I get home she is still swimming.