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Old 04-16-2010, 02:07 PM   #11 
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Some suggest that adding your betta last will help with the coexisting because he will not have had a chance to become territorial first, or claim his stakes in the tank. I, however, did it the opposite way, and had no trouble from the get go. I attribute this to my bettas personality, though, as he's the most passive betta I've ever seen, and personality plays a big part in whether your betta will accept tankmates.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:09 PM   #12 
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Knowing my luck he wont except anything. He'll just be a loner lol I guess thats what I get for being born on Friday 13th, quite a lot of bad luck lmao.

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:21 PM   #13 
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And I believe it is the view of this forum...
What, exactly does that even MEAN?????

The only reason it's a bad idea for the OP is that he isn't prepared for the contingency that the two fish he puts together may not get along.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:30 PM   #14 
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Means we're the inferior, remember? The masses. The typical. Lol.

There's basically a rule of thumb of how-to applied to the members here because it's understood that most of us aren't willing, or capable, or allowed to go the extra mile necessary to accommodate these exceptions (ex. attempt male / female tank). Maybe we're just prejudiced. Should they, however, decide that they'd like to take upon this venture after becoming familiar with it and its requirements, they'll be told how to do so. Or straight up referred to you, Big Sparkle.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:09 PM   #15 
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lol...sarcasm can easily rub someone the wrong way. But you, Kittles, have found a very good balance!
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #16 
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Males and females shouldn't be housed together except for breeding purposes only. You' would be taking a big risk by doing this. Some people say they've had success with it but I wouldn't want to risk it, myself. It might look like it's working for awhile but then one day you might find one or both dead.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:29 PM   #17 
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I've decided against it. I dont have the best luck so things are bound to go wrong. I think I'll just stick with buying a male betta.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:38 PM   #18 
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Good for you. No sense in risking it.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #19 
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Exactly, especially as i'm new to bettas.
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