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Old 11-10-2007, 10:39 PM   #1 
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Two Bettas Together

I have had a male betta in a ten gallon tank for about 5 months now. Today I got a female betta and put it in with him. The female flares a little but not directly at the male. She does it in a corner. When the male sees her, though, he flares up a lot. Is this just a male-female thing or should I remove one or the other from the tank?
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I have had a male betta in a ten gallon tank for about 5 months now. Today I got a female betta and put it in with him. The female flares a little but not directly at the male. She does it in a corner. When the male sees her, though, he flares up a lot. Is this just a male-female thing or should I remove one or the other from the tank?
You should not mix both as the male will eventually kill her if she fails to spawn or after they spawn. Another 5-gallons tank for the female.

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I have had a male betta in a ten gallon tank for about 5 months now. Today I got a female betta and put it in with him. The female flares a little but not directly at the male. She does it in a corner. When the male sees her, though, he flares up a lot. Is this just a male-female thing or should I remove one or the other from the tank?
You should not mix both as the male will eventually kill her if she fails to spawn or after they spawn. Another 5-gallons tank for the female.

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Thanks. I was going to get her out after they spawned but how can I breed them?
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Thanks. I was going to get her out after they spawned but how can I breed them?
You have to continuously monitor them. If you have a glass jar, you can float it there and put the female. Observe for awhile until they may seem ready to spawn. The male should be building a bubblenest at this stage.
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Thanks. I was going to get her out after they spawned but how can I breed them?
You have to continuously monitor them. If you have a glass jar, you can float it there and put the female. Observe for awhile until they may seem ready to spawn. The male should be building a bubblenest at this stage.
Thanks! I'll try to!
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Okay...so I got a new tank for the female. It's one of those you can separate off. So, I did that and put the male in it with her. They can see each other but that's it. Well, the male is flaring up at her and kind of hitting his head against the clear plastic between them. The female goes to the back side of her half and kind of 'runs away'. Is this natural? What should I do to make them want to breed if this isn't normal?
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Okay...so I got a new tank for the female. It's one of those you can separate off. So, I did that and put the male in it with her. They can see each other but that's it. Well, the male is flaring up at her and kind of hitting his head against the clear plastic between them. The female goes to the back side of her half and kind of 'runs away'. Is this natural? What should I do to make them want to breed if this isn't normal?
It'll be a matter of waiting until the female will be interested with him. The male has to create a bubblenest and then try to impress the female.
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He seems to be aggressive toward her though instead of 'flirting' or 'impressing' her.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:57 PM   #9 
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i have a hard time to put my fish together to breed even though my male betta makes bubble. Everytimes the male flares up and move closer to the female which she don't flare that much she will jus get away from the male who flare. Is she ready to breed? :(
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i have a hard time to put my fish together to breed even though my male betta makes bubble. Everytimes the male flares up and move closer to the female which she don't flare that much she will jus get away from the male who flare. Is she ready to breed? :(
It sounds like she isn't.
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