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Old 01-21-2010, 05:35 PM   #11
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Check how fast the water is moving at your tank in the office. Betta's do not like much water movement, which is why mine love sitting in the hornwart. I agree that filtering the water is important to the betta's health, but maybe try and give it a spot that is shielded from the current and see if he responds.
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Thank you Epsolon77!!! The H2O movement is not that much, and he only flares when he swims by the filter, once he moves toward the front, he is OK! He ate good, but I agree, I need to give him a little spot to "hide". Thank u again for helping me!!
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It just depends on the bettas attitude whether or not you can keep them in a community. And a lady who has been breeding them for 30+ years, said that if they are raised together, they will be fine together, which is understandable, but hard to find, unless you buy from a breeder.
He is probably just flaring at the filter because it's new.
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Each betta has it's own attitude, females included. Our female blue betta would kill anything we put with her. She killed neons, otos, snails and corys. Our other 3 girls are mellow.



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Captive bread female betta's are just as colorful as their male counter parts, though they don't have the long flowing fins the males do.
I'm glad you clarified this! I thought female bettas were always muted in color. Are bettas prolific breeders, or is it relatively safe to keep males and females together without ending up with a billion offspring, ala guppies?

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My advice on keeping males in a community tank would be to make sure they have a spot they can call their own and hide in. It's even better if it's close to the surface. My betta's love wedging themselves in hornwart floating near the surface. As long as they don't feel they need to compete, they won't fight
So, you are successfully keeping two or more male bettas together in the same tank? Did I read that correctly?

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I would not keep males and females together, the males are really rough when they are breeding, so you run the chance of him killing her if you are not right there to stop it. The females might look crappy in the store, but after some TLC they really perk up and show their colors!
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