Female Betta Fish Care Guide & "Together Behavior" - YouTube
Jun 30, 2016 - Taking care of male and Female Betta fish, breeding, feeding, names, tank mates, diseases and bowl care. Complete Betta Fish Care Guide..
Bettas make wonderful additions to community tank setups as long as only one male betta is added to the aquarium. Male bettas will fight and injure each other if kept together. One or more female bettas can be kept in the same tank as a male betta so long as they have hiding places available. Both male and female bettas get along very well with other non-betta fish. The following was taken from the care sheet to provide more information on betta-friendly community fish:
Personality-wise, I found my male to be more unwelcoming towards the presence of fingers in his tank compared to my females. I still remember how he would flare and nip, the Betta language equivalent of "F off". He also had the tendency to bite his own tail because it's so long he mistook it for another male. That being said, he was very active and a little more fun to watch than my girls. He was never too scared to explore new tank ornaments and swim in circles around it. My girls are more laid-back and careful, though being a Betta they're still more active than most fishes.
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Myth: Bettas are completely unsuitable community fish and can only be housed solitarily. Reality: While the safest way to keep bettas is solitarily for both the betta's sake and that of its would-be tank mates, it would be inaccurate to suggest that bettas can never be housed with other fish. Placid males and females can often be housed in a well-planted community tank with mellow, dully-colored fish, as well as some aquatic invertebrates or amphibians. Careful monitoring is demanded, and the positives and negatives of the housing situation should be thoroughly evaluated prior to mixing species, but the community betta is not an impossibility. Bettas are carnivorous and it is our belief that bettas most likely eat betta fry in the wild. Eating live fish or fry means mega protein and our bettas grow quite fast. Once again remember not to over feed and dont try to feed your bettas guppies that are too large. We are not going to get deep into breeding guppies at this time. There are many other sites with such information. We suggest getting some decent sized fancy female guppies and male feeder guppies. Larger females will produce more fry. Small feeder males will be less likely to chase guppy fry and will help keep the size of the fry small longer genetically. Guppies are quite simple to take care of.The Betta fish is probably the second most popular fish kept, after Goldfish. The Betta Splendens is a favorite because of its beauty, its long fins and because bettas are relatively easy to care for. The male sports deep beautiful colors whereas the females are less colorful. Their stunning colors and flowing fins are some of the reasons for their popularity and the inexpenive purchase price (usually less than 5 dollars) helps too. However, due to this fish being such an easy sale it has led to some deplorable conditions in which they are kept while waiting to be sold. It is really sad to see how the Betta is kept in many chain pet stores in small jars or small cups, often in very soiled water.Even if a male and female were placed together and they got along for the time being, once they spawned together, the male would drive off the female because of it's instincts to protect the eggs (female bettas are known to eat the eggs, even their own) and one or the other would likely end up dead over the matter. On the same note, if you do stick them together, they will breed (fish will be fish) and then you'll shortly have hundreds of fish fry in your tank too. What would you do about that? They would have to be cared for if you intended upon keeping any of them, and would need tanks of their own quite soon as they grow up and then become territorial themselves. Then again, that's if they manage to grow up, both male and female bettas are known to eat their own fry within a couple days of their hatching. 0_o;