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Old 02-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #11 
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Bettas are very territorial and are solitary fish. I would never recommend putting males together, heavily planted tank or not.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #12 
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You should do a wild tank. ^^ You can buy wild type bettas on AB. They aren't as finny and bright as what you're used to but alot of the time you can keep males and females together, even multiple pairs or trios depending on the type.

Alot of wild types are mouthbrooders instead of bubblenesters.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #13 
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A wild type tank would be awesome^^
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #14 
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Just do your research if you decide to do a wild tank. Some species require different care and environments than our splendens. (:
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #15 
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I have wilds and there are some species I wouldn't house two males together.

Even in pairs, the females can sustain a lot of fin and scale damage, particularly before spawning I have found.

Albimarginata and channiodes are very peaceful fish that can be housed in groups with no real aggression.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #16 
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I think the only way it would work would be to try to get ahold of a whole spawn and raise them together. I believe I heard once that males and females if they're siblings and raised together can still remain together as long as their not seperated.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #17 
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My friend had a 50g that was planted relatively well. She had like 6 mollies and 5 other fish along wth the two males. They did great!!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #18 
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But SD Dragon not all betta's act the same. They have their own temperments. Some females can't stand being in sororities and honestly I think even with the heavily planted tank..Two males is one of those questions that really doesn't need to be asked because of what they do to each other.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #19 
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How long did they do great for? Until they died? Sometimes males might be ok for a day, few months, or even a week. Eventually, it will probably not work out. Making a divider is so easy, there is literally NO REASON to do this!
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #20 
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Even males raised together will fight.
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