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For the last year I have had 2 female bettas living together in harmony. Today they are trying to kill each other. Their fins are torn. I seperated them. But I can't forever
 

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Bettas really aren't suited to live together ever IMO . They will not play nice now that they've got maturity and are at odds. Are you 100% without options ? If you want them both to live full lives you'll need an option that doesn't include them living together .


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Bettas really aren't suited to live together ever IMO . They will not play nice now that they've got maturity and are at odds. Are you 100% without options ? If you want them both to live full lives you'll need an option that doesn't include them living together .


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Some betta sororitys work. I have a 10 gallons with 5 peaceful females.
In my 36 gallon the two females just recently started fighting, after being together for over a year.
 

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I understand that .. But only staying this after watching sorority tanks over the last several years and never have I seen one actually "successful " . The attacking you see is only the absolute last level of aggression. Many more subtle behaviors are aggressive that might not really seem so . Often it's not this outright aggression that kills sorority tank mates.. More then anything it's subdued aggression and stress leading to lowered immune systems and outbreaks of disease .


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Some betta sororitys work. I have a 10 gallons with 5 peaceful females.

In my 36 gallon the two females just recently started fighting, after being together for over a year.

For how long?

Things work till they don't. I had 2 male golden wonder killis together for well over a year as mature specimens. One day the 125 wasn't big enough for the two of them. It's stuff like that that keeps us on our toes ;-)
 

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Two can be a potentially dangerous number, even if they have been cohabitating without issue previously - although as Agent13 has said, aggression can often be very subtle/imperceptible to humans early on.

If they are fighting aggressively now, I would keep them permanently separated. At over a year old, they are mature fish, and it's probably only going to get worse.
 
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