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Old 08-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #1 
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OK, scold me

not like I don't know I am a dork, idiot or whatever term you might insert here....

I bought 2 Bettas today, on impulse.

male and female (I am not that bad of a dork)

and now as I am doing the climatizing ritual, I think the male does not like the female...


I need a little good Chi in the house, but I suppose that was the wrong way to go about it...

do they get used to each other or do I just have to suck it up, and make different accomodations for one of them?
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #2 
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You can never house them together. They can only be together during breeding and that's just then, as soon as she's done releasing eggs you gotta take her out. You'll need separate homes for them.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #3 
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No no no no no!! Males and females MUST be kept seperate.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:33 PM   #4 
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They're almost like praying mantises- the female almost always dies or is badly injured during mating- and if they don't want to mate at all they will tear each other to pieces. Both males and females are highly territorial and will catch and kill other fish- including other betta. My own little female is so territorial I can't keep other fish with her- and she eats live ghost shrimp that are almost her own size for fun.
If you want to get a large (5-10gallon) tank and carefully divide it into two sections with a plastic mesh wall your fish can live together sort of- as neighbors- and they may flirt a little- but lifting that divide will immediately lead to fighting.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:01 PM   #5 
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sigh....


onto getting the guestroom ready.....

I am that much of a dork after all....

Thank you so much.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:03 PM   #6 
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Don't feel bad. A lot of people think males and females can live together.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:09 PM   #7 
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Yeah don't feel bad I thought the same thing like last year but then I was researching before I got Blaze
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:10 PM   #8 
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yes it happens all the time- at least you got online and asked before any real damage could be done.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:18 PM   #9 
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^_^

Thanks.

Update. Since Mr Betta could not stay indefinit in his travel trailer, I bought a cheapish 1g tank with UG filter and light (and hood, because, well, I got little tigers prowling the house ) In this case courosity could kill the fish.

So for now the happy couple is living in separation...I don't think I will breed. I will have to see how I can upgrade accomodations.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:40 AM   #10 
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lol I got a kick out of "curiousity could kill the fish." XD
Glad you have them separated now. You definitely need to post some pictures for us!
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