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Old 08-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #1 
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Females with a male

i was thinking after my male betta dies i could put 3 or 4 females in her 10 gal
(i know the risks of this and i am very experienced with bettas)but what if i put him in a divider and the females in the main tank(because females show more color around males)?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #2 
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That won't work. Even if it IS divided, there would be hormones in the water to cause the male and females to possibly jump over the divider, get stressed, and even try to mate possibly. There is no way for them to be in the same tank. HOWEVER, Mo and Old Fish Lady have had success with this so you can ask them.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #3 
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there both in the same tank together right now
ever since he failed to mate theve calmes down (for some reason i always get
relaxed bettas:)) also an up date i read around on this site and found out more
is better to divide agression so more like 5 females
and even if i cant have the male in the same tank i could put a little tank up to
the big one
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #4 
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I have seen one comon issue but havnt encountered i. Its when the female becomes egg bound of the male, female or even both will get stressed in constant sight of another B. Splendens of a different gender. I dont know why but Ive never had these issues. my fish are always happy healthy and strong that are kept in the same tank. I have one consistent thing that occurs in all of my male and female tanks. Heavily planted, heavy tannins supplies by wood and IAL, a cycled tank and very high filteration.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #5 
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I have seen one comon issue but havnt encountered i. Its when the female becomes egg bound of the male, female or even both will get stressed in constant sight of another B. Splendens of a different gender. I dont know why but Ive never had these issues. my fish are always happy healthy and strong that are kept in the same tank. I have one consistent thing that occurs in all of my male and female tanks. Heavily planted, heavy tannins supplies by wood and IAL, a cycled tank and very high filteration.
My assumption is that this setup dilutes any hormones sufficiently that they're not really affecting the fish - they're being filtered through the plants and such right away and therefore the fish are never exposed to high concentrations of pheromones?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #6 
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i have a filter but i have alge after my snail and britsle nose pleco died
nothing serious but somthing i want to fix
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #7 
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Very Well Said. I don't have much knowledge on specific hormones and pheromones. My assumption is the excact statement above. Made by Babystarz

Thank You for such a well written and informative post
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #8 
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I forgot to say that I also do heavy x2 weekly water changes of 50% or more
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #9 
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do you have a male and female now in the same tank?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #10 
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Not currently. I did have one a few days ago. It was a male with SBD. after one week of intensive treatment I didnt notice any difference. Then I placed him in a net within the female tank and he perked up was flaring and now is almost 100% healed. please note. My methods are not remedies and I dont recommend them to anybody regardless of who you are. The next day after I removed the male One of the females started dropping eggs
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