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Old 07-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #1 
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What are these?

What type of fins and color are these
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:48 AM   #2 
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First off, that's a male and a female in the same tank. You need to separate them immediately. Keeping them together will result in fighting, stress, and potentially breeding (do you have the means to care for hundreds of fry?).

To me, it looks like a VT female and a SDeT or HM male. Very difficult to tell with blurry pictures. It also looks like the female is already suffering abuse. Her tail is missing a chunk and she looks stressed. Please separate these fish immediately.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #3 
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+1 Seki
Even if they did breed, the male will need to get rid of the female to protect the eggs. Since he cant chase her away (due to them both being in an enclosed tank) he will try to kill her...

Also your female is orange and male is salamander
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:17 PM   #4 
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The female had that chunk gone when i got her. They were together in this small 1gallon tank for a month at the lfs. No aggression or anything, it was very weird. So i got them and they breed every month or so and then i remove the nest with the eggs. Even when they do breed there is no aggression. It is the weirdest thing ever. They have been together for a little over a year. I dont recommend anyone does it though. Im trying to upload a video to see this strangeness.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:43 PM   #5 
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You might not see any aggression. But the biggest worry is the stress from being together and from breeding constantly. You have a much higher fish of your fish getting infections and illnesses due to stress of being in the same tank.

They are pretty fish though!
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I understand what your saying. But they haven't gotten sick once, and they dont breed to often. But if I do see any aggression I will separate them immediately.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:13 PM   #7 
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He's beautiful, looks a bit EE.
I really like your tank layout!
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:18 PM   #8 
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Thank you! I tried to make it a bit different than all my other tanks.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #9 
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[quote=tankman12;4746962]I understand what your saying. But they haven't gotten sick once, and they dont breed to often. But if I do see any aggression I will separate them immediately.
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In the post above, you mentioned they breed once a month or so, that seems like a lot to me, but the only thing I know about breeding is about guppies, and she bred all the time!
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #10 
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Thanks for your insight! I dont think it is bad for her. If she was going multiple times in a month, than that is pretty bad. But if it is to much for a betta to breed ever month or to, than someone please tell me.
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