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Old 07-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #11 
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Those stripes, both breeding and stress are letting the other girls know that they don't want any trouble. Very common in sororities. I have one girl who always gets stress stripes when feeding time comes but has vertical stripes the rest of the time.

How long have they been together and did you QT them at all?
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Yes, for a week and a half.
The stress stripe comes and goes though, so I see what you mean by the "doesn't want trouble"
Today being the second day of together. Yesterday, as you could see in the pic, they didn't have anything like that (the stress stripe)
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It's going to take them about 2 weeks to really settle in and figure out who's Alpha and who's not. During this time they will be very stressed out since Betta females are not social by nature but they will figure out that they have no where else to go and there's no need to fight over territories. But during these two weeks you'll see lots of stress stripes/submission stripes, chasing, body slamming, pecking, nipping, and biting.
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