So....I posted about my church having bettas as raffle gifts for children and I ended up with a bunch of females because I could NOT leave them w/ these little kids and parents who had no clue. Well, apparently I too have no clue. I feel awful. I bought a 10gal. TONS of plants, caves, hiding spots. Introduced them all slowly. I had a suspicion one might be a male and removed him. There was quite a bit of "who is the boss" going on initially then it died down. Well, I came home today and one was torn to pieces. Completely torn up.
I felt so badly. 2 were hiding in corners. 2 were swimming around but looked a bit stressed and one was completely stressed striped. I don't know what went on but it must have been bad.
I took out the very stressed one and gave her a tank of her own. I put a divider in and separated the other one that has been the most aggressive.
I am looking for any advice / help here. I don't want anymore to be torn up.