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Old 08-19-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Question regarding stripes on Betts Fish!

Hi guys,

I have a question, I would love for you guys to clarify. Are horizontal stripes always a sign of stress and/or illness?

I know that vertical stripes on female bettas, is a sign of being ready for breeding.

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To my knowledge, if the betta is suddenly showing stripes it's a sign of stress. This mostly shows in female bettas though! The reason is often a "female betta sorority" where people have 5+ female Bettas in the same tank which causes a lot of stress if there aren't enough hides, plants and if the tank is not big enough!

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