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Old 08-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #1 
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What is too much fighting in a sorority?

Today I got the last two fish I needed to have five for my sorority. Everyone is mostly ok, but two of the fish are causing trouble. My blue girl, Mystique(my first Betta), chases around some of the other girls, but is really, really aggressive with Phoenix(my red and blue one). I have a video here after I separated Phoenix and Mystique. I put Phoenix in a cup(my sister said she started the fight, but now it seems that Mystique is also very aggressive, so I don't know). I don't know what to do! The other three are not very big and they're alright with each other. Mystique is causing all the stress in the tank, and I don't know if I should take both Phoenix and Mystique out of the tank for the night? Should I just let them fight a little because it's supposed to be normal? I think both Mystique and Phoenix are the alpha's. I really don't want anyone hurt, and Mystique keeps flaring at everyone. Right now I separate Mystique and Phoenix into cups and put them away from the tank. The other three girls are doing fine. What do I do about this? Just keep them out of the tank and try again tomorrow?

Please help, thanks!

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http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s...=VIDEO0016.mp4
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:46 PM   #2 
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could you put up more pictures of the blue one flaring in the video? I have a very strong feeling it is a young male and should be removed asap as precaution!
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You mean Mystique? Or the red and blue one that was in the cup?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #4 
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Mystique, if s/he's the one outside the cup.. Long ventrals, dorsal and tail... And torpedo shaped body.. I think it's a male..
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:00 PM   #5 
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Ok. Well both of the ones that were fighting are out of the tank. I actually thought that maybe Phoenix was a male, because s/he is the biggest. Mystique was my first Betta. I've had her a month, could she really be a male? Anyways, here are pictures of both of them..

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:03 PM   #6 
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Mystique might very well be a male, I had fish that looked just like her a while back, I found out later that it was a mis-labled plakat male...not a female...
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #7 
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Do the mirror test. i currently have a new one that has an egg dot but is big for a female and will flair and spread out fins when flairing but not beard. see if you can make them flair
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #8 
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Phoenix flared when I put a mirror aside her. I can't seem to get Mystique to look at the mirror, though. ..Maybe they're both males?!
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Mystique definitely looks male
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:24 PM   #10 
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Yup that's a male.. Phoenix is not.. Making a sorority is a difficult job, it isn't for everyone... You need a lot of experience knowing the body language and characteristic of bettas before you think of starting one.. Please research some more on the topic.
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