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Old 03-15-2009, 02:08 PM   #1 
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My bettas do not get along very well. I have a male and a female and Ive heard that they go well with each other. after reading around I found out that isnt always true. the female always wins the fights. I decided to put them in my community tank to see how they do with eachother and they just flare at eachother than swim away my original plan was to breed them but I dont if that will be possible. please help me!!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:01 PM   #2 
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Maybe you could get a divider for them, then you wouldn't have to worry! They would still be happy with 5g each!

Whoops, and I forgot, son't put them in your comunity, they won't get along with the guppies, or the angelfish, or any longfinned fish usually, so its best not to try!
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #3 
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Males and females shouldn't be housed together. They should only be together for breeding purposes.One member here had a male and female together and it worked, but she had a large tank with lots of hiding places and lots of other fish.This usually isn't the case for everyone.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:06 PM   #4 
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Before sticking bettas together for breeding they need to be conditioned for it first. If you haven't done that, then it's really no surprise that they chase each other and fight - they just simply aren't 'in the mood.'
But more importantly, if you do intend to be breeding them, what do you plan on doing with all the fry?Do you have the room for them all? They won't be able to be housed together once they start reaching maturity at about 2 1/2 to 3 months, even with their siblings, as they will start attacking each other - and they should never be left with either of their parents after the first couple days (and even then, only the male) because the parent bettas will eat the fry.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:30 PM   #5 
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My Betta is doing fine in the community and is not nipping fins. several hours ago the female went missing. i waited to see if she would just turn up but after a while I started lifting up rocks. I don't know where she is!!!! Are they good at jumping out of water?
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:50 PM   #6 
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I suggest u take out the male now! He really shouldn't be with the guppies, or longfin leapard dania, or longfin zebra danios, and sometimes bettas get along with angels, it depends on how big they are. Omg! I just realized I named every fish in that tank! lol! sry! anyway, plz take him out and put him back in the 10g. you could add some normal danios or tetras, or cories, or ottos, or rasboras
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:09 PM   #7 
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My Betta is doing fine in the community and is not nipping fins. several hours ago the female went missing. i waited to see if she would just turn up but after a while I started lifting up rocks. I don't know where she is!!!! Are they good at jumping out of water?
The answer to the question is yes, they jump. Some can jump VERY well, which is why betta tanks should be kept covered and not left to the open air.
Look everywhere outside around the tank area. What kind of top do you have on this tank?

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:22 PM   #8 
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She was probably trying to get away from the male. He may have been harrassing her. If a male wants to breed and the female isn't ready, he could kill her.Sorry to be so doom and gloom but this is just the nature of bettas.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:16 PM   #9 
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The female was the one that usualy harrassed the male. The betta isn't doing anything to the otherfish and he seems alot happier with alot of room to swim. ive checked all there fins and there all intact. So there is no way to keep him in the community tank.
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Thanks. Aunt Kymmie they must be good jumpers 'cause I found the female all dead and dried up under a sock

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