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Old 05-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #1 
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male betta breed with more then 1 female in the tank?
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #2 
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Yes and no. If starting out for breeding, use just one female. Two females can cause more trouble than you think!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #3 
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I hope this is just a hypothetical, Popcorn, because I don't think you can afford to be breeding just yet. Always keep males and females separate.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #4 
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They sure can but the male will then try to kill the females to protect the fry and the females will most likely fight each other to get to him so over all its a pretty stupid idea.
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I've seen and heard of this only once, and it was a new breeder who only tried/did it once.. only one female ended up breeding with the male, and the other female kept interrupting the process, causing undue stress to the breeding pair as they always had to stop to chase away the other female.

The only other way I have seen is someone able to release a second female immediately after the first pair bred, but that is also a rare thing.

Either of those is not recommended unless very experienced and know how to do it properly to ensure safety of all fish. But even the most experienced don't even try it - why I've only run across it once and with someone who isn't a big breeder.

So technically, it could happen, but realistically it isn't a good idea.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #6 
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It's more of a pain than helpful ;p
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:47 PM   #7 
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My wild males with multiple females in the tank only ever spawn with one of them at a time. Sometimes the other female hangs around but she is usually chased off.

It is risky enough spawning splendens in the 'traditional' way. I can't see how adding another female to the picture would be advisable.

I have heard of people doing it, but these are usually breeders with years of experience under their belts.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #8 
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dont worry iam not breeding bettas yet i just wanted to know
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