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View Poll Results: would you like a 2 or more male bettas that wont fight?
YES, that sounds awesome 36 64.29%
NO WAY, keep them the way they are 20 35.71%
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #1 
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stop domesticated betta aggression?

I was just on another thread call Natural breeding and she/he -(sorry i dont want to just assume)- said is there a way that you can have a natural spawning, and i was just thinking no because they were bred captive and they do not have the same environment to actually have a natural spawn.

Then again i looked at the responses and also thought about it a little harder, then i thought what if there were a way that you could somehow change the nature of the average DOMESTICATED-(pet store bettas)?

I know i know, it sounds really impossible, but what if there was a way to stop it and maybe, just maybe they could (dont hate me 4 this) but just live together in peace.

No way will i ever think of putting them together now. if there was a way then i think it would take up to months or years just for your betta to accept another peacefully:).

wouldn't you guys and gals love that?

personally i thin there is a way.

do any of you think there (COULD) be a way or is it still impossible to you?
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:01 PM   #2 
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Yes I would think that is possible, through breeding selectivley. And yes, it would take years (if it were possible at all) to make a "new species" of Betta who could tolerate each other. This is just my thinking anyways and could be wrong.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:02 PM   #3 
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I love the thought but then they would really be unnatural. I wish that they were less aggressive like in the wild. It would be awesome, but....
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #4 
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true. remember this is just opinions so there is no right or wrong answers
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #5 
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i would love that! i could have two boys in peace!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #6 
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I know. I love the bettas aggressive personalities because if they weren't meant to fight they wouldn't flare and maybe be less colorful but that is JMO. I love them the way they are but it would be awesome if they never fight
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:14 PM   #7 
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i wish they would never fight but they would still flare to flirt and display.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #8 
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me too
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #9 
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Wow. I never thought I'd see a topic like this.

It would take millions of years to change their behavior.
It took millions of years to make them what they are today.

Being aggressive is their nature. And changing that would be changing something that happens in nature in all sorts of species.

Lions, Peacocks, Bettas, Turkeys, the list goes on and on. Don't you know why male bettas are so pretty? They have to impress the ladies. Just like so many other species.

And like all those other animals, the biggest, prettiest, and strongest betta always gets the girls.

It's what makes bettas so interesting compared to other fish. I like seeing my bettas get all sassy and strut their 'stuff'. Their whole body language changes when they meet another betta.

That's what makes them fun!
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Wow. I never thought I'd see a topic like this.

It would take millions of years to change their behavior.
It took millions of years to make them what they are today.

Being aggressive is their nature. And changing that would be changing something that happens in nature in all sorts of species.

Lions, Peacocks, Bettas, Turkeys, the list goes on and on. Don't you know why male bettas are so pretty? They have to impress the ladies. Just like so many other species.

And like all those other animals, the biggest, prettiest, and strongest betta always gets the girls.

It's what makes bettas so interesting compared to other fish. I like seeing my bettas get all sassy and strut their 'stuff'. Their whole body language changes when they meet another betta.

That's what makes them fun!
Well said.
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