I had a few bettas as a kid, and really missed having them around, so today I went down to petsmart and got everything I needed. I was going to get a male, but I read their little pamphlet about bettas and it mentioned that females could be kept together. It did not give any info about sorority tanks which I NOW know about thanks to this forum, so I stupidly got 2 females and put them in together. Sasha and Mimi (sashimi). Sasha is BEAUTIFUL. The prettiest betta I've ever seen. She's white with red fins and a little blue stripe on one side of her body. Mimi is all blue.
Mimi beat the crap outta Sasha. I have them separated at the moment (I put Mimi in the little cup I brought her home in as a temporary fix, for lack of anything better to house her in) but Sasha's fins are all torn to shreds. I googled and found out about melafix. Is there anything else I should do for Sasha?
I feel so guilty for not doing more research about keeping female bettas. I'm a bad fish mommy. Poor Sasha. She's just kind of hanging out in her plant. It's been a few hours since Mimi beat her up. She wasn't swimming too well after it happened but that has already improved. I imagine she's probably all off balance without her fins..?
Tomorrow I'll go out and get a 2nd home for Miss Mimi, and some melafix for Sasha. Maybe eventually I'll start a sorority tank now that I have a better understanding of how to keep female bettas together, but for now I want to just make sure Sasha is okay.