Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #1 
Jaifish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lago Vista, TX
newbie with questions!

Okay I got 2 females in a 2.5 gallon tank. I dont know anything about fish behavior. I got 2 because I thought one would be lonely. One chases the other anytime the other gets near. Its always the same fish chasing the other. Is this aggression? Should I seperate them? I want them to be happy. Maybe they are happier alone? I know I would be unhappy if someone chased me constantly! They have been together 2 days. Put in tank at same time. Thanks!
Jaifish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:04 AM   #2 
Bettaluver4evr
Member
 
Bettaluver4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Well, 2.5 gallons is too small for a sorority. That's what we call a group of girl bettas! The one who is always picking on the other is the alpha betta. (LOL, puns.) She will always like that in a group of girls, so the little one who is picked on is the beta betta. :P I would definitely separate them, they will be much happier. :)
Bettas are happier alone. :) They are called fighting fish for a reason! And although females are not nearly as aggressive usually, a sorority in a tank that size is not possible. Plus, considering that you are new at this, a group of girls is not the best way to start the hobby! I'd separate them as soon as you can.
Bettaluver4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:09 AM   #3 
Jaifish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lago Vista, TX
So if you have a bigger tank they will not chase ?? I will seperate them now. Boo :( Petsmart dude said two females are fine. Should of researched first. Live and learn. Thanks for the help.
Jaifish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:12 AM   #4 
Bettaluver4evr
Member
 
Bettaluver4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Meh, petsmart people. Don't trust their knowledge, they'd say the betta will be fine living in the cup for the rest of their lives if it means they'll sell something. ;)
And not neccessarily. A bigger tank offers much more space for swimming, and with loads of decor places for hiding and things, but I even so, I wouldn't start out keeping bettas with a sorority! Your girl's will be much happier on their own. :) What are you separating the other girl into? :D
Bettaluver4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #5 
Jaifish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lago Vista, TX
Ok of course I have another question! She came in a plastic cup from petsmart. Should I just scoop her up and keep her in that until I can get another tank (today).?????? Poor thing!
Jaifish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:28 AM   #6 
Jaifish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lago Vista, TX
Take the alpha out? Does it matter?
Jaifish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:39 AM   #7 
Bettaluver4evr
Member
 
Bettaluver4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
It doesn't really matter which one you take out, but I'd take out the alpha. The little girl would have a harder time adjusting to a new tank because she's already stressed, ya know? The girl will be fine for a few hours in her cup if you get her a new tank today. :D It is kind of sad, but they will be much happier. Have any tank ideas in mind for what you want? :)
Bettaluver4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #8 
Jaifish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lago Vista, TX
Ok. No i have no idea. Suggestions please. I cant spend alot of money right now. I spent alot on the 2.5g.filter, decor ect. What do you suggest i do til I get paid thursday!!!
Jaifish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #9 
fleetfish
Member
 
fleetfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
If you can find some rubbermaid storage bins, which are really cheap, you can keep her in there until you get a second tank. We've all been beginners at one time or another! I'm sure the girls will be fine :)

Last edited by fleetfish; 03-21-2011 at 11:51 AM.
fleetfish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 11:49 AM   #10 
turtle10
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
I would just get the 2.5 aquarium and a heater. And a plant. I would say that is the minimum. I say heater because bettas need a steady temp in the 76-82 degree range. I highly suggest an adjustable heater, they are more reliable. What is the temp of the first tank?
turtle10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Newbie Questions Iziezi Betta Fish Care 10 11-11-2010 06:52 PM
Some newbie questions :) Ambisense Betta Fish Care 1 08-25-2010 05:47 AM
Newbie with questions thegameksk Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 2 10-27-2009 05:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.