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Old 05-12-2010, 09:00 PM   #1 
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female betta fish care

Hey everyone, new to the forums. My name is Sonny and i have been reading a lot before buying 4 female betta. I put them in and they were fine at first after about 30 minutes, one kept trying to attack another female betta. (i thought females are fine together) Any help? Im planning to buy more plants so each can have their own section. What can i do?
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:26 PM   #2 
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You're going to want to add a few more females as well as plants, the suggested amount is around 6 females together, that way the agression is spread around.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:09 PM   #3 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Here is a sticky that, http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...orities-29402/hopefully will answer some of your questions.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:39 PM   #4 
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How big is the tank?

At first they will peck each other. They're trying to create a hierarchy(?) or pecking order ... i forget the term. However it's very common. This is how they establish who is the top female, etc etc. If they are still fighting each other (or major fins are ripped), then you should either return them and replace her with another (3 females is not recommended) or separate them.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:37 AM   #5 
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Thank you very much! very very helpful thread and tips guys! I just bought 2 more females today and tomorrow im going to put them in a 10 gallon tank with all the stuff i have set up! thanks a lot !
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:06 PM   #6 
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I never had any fighting with my females and I only have four so far. Make sure your tank has a lid. I literally lifted my lid yesterday to adjust the filter and seconds later I was looking at one of my females on my floor, I couldnt believe my eyes. lol. I knew they jumped but seriously I never expected to have a suicidal fish on my hands lol.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #7 
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thanks for the heads up! :)
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:43 PM   #8 
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You can keep females in community tanks you can keep groups of at least 3 they will squabble acsonily.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #9 
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10 gallon? I believe thats too small for 6 fish, you need a 20 or 30?
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #10 
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6 females is an OK amount. :) They're just making their pecking order and just fighting for dominance at such. Plants, and tons of decorations will lessen the aggression. Lol, that rhymed. :D
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