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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Male and Female Betta's in the Same Tank?

Male Betta's are very aggressive fish.  They will even be aggressive towards female Betta's. It's only recommended to have a male and female in the same tank if you are planning to breed them.

Male Betta's will attack and nip at the females and possibly killing them.

So, unless you plan on breeding them, keep them separated in differnt fish tanks.

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12 comments:

david said...

yeAH I FOUND THAT OUT tHE HARD WAY right now its 5:57 am its friday and i found out my female betta was dead 15 minutes ago i had 2 females a male and 4 other fish in a 10 gallon. Coul dyou help me raise the fish? oh and i have a fish who the guy at the pet shop said was pregnant and the mal eone keeps chasing her under belly what does that mean?

Tho said...

Sorry to hear about your female Betta David.

I'd be more then happy to help you raise your betta's. Feel free to post any comments or questions you may have on the blog and either myself or any other betta enthusiast will help you out.

I do recommend removing your male betta into its own personal tank. Betta's dont' require much space so any small jar will house a single male betta nicely.

It's hard to say why the male is chasing her under belly as it sounds like he's not the 'father'? However, I do recommend moving the female betta and the male chasing her into another tank. During breeding the male creates surface bubbles and will place the eggs into these bubbles after the female releases them. At this point you will want to remove both fish until the eggs hatch. (I just re-read your comment...if the pregnant fish isn't a female betta then ignore the breeding instructions)

Your next step is to separate your male betta from the rest of the fish. And make sure to have a few rocks and plants in your 10 gallon tank that will allow the fish hiding spaces. Having places to hide will lower stress on fish.


Hope that covers the basics. Best of luck to you.

Anonymous said...

Mine wa a bit backwards. Apparently I chose a fiest female because she decided to widow herself.

Anonymous said...

Last week my crowntail betta had made very large bubble nests, so on Sunday I bought a pink female for him and put it in there for him and he killed her. So now what should I do if I want to mate him? Thanks, Theresa

Anonymous said...

i need some help i have a male crowntail betta in a 10 gallon tank and i am thinking about getting a female bata to try breeding betta fish does anyone know a good website with info on breeding bettas

issac said...

theresa i have an answer for you. first you need to have a small jar for the female beta and a sponge filter. after you have these things put the sponge filter in your tank/bowl then place the female beta in the jar then place the jar in the tank/bowl and when she has white lines on her side that means she is ready to breed then you should relese her into the tank and the male should make a bubble nest and if the female does not like it she will tear it apart. during the mating process they should nip each other`s fins when you can see eggs in the bubble nest then you should immediately take the female out. after you can see the fry swimming around immediatley take the male out in about one month you should begin to seperate the males the females can live together

kayla said...

I have a question for Christmas my Sister and her boyfriend bought me a girl and a boy Betta fish and he has a bubble nest but no eggs well l I don't no what the eggs look like I had Betta fish along time ago when I was like 7 and the male killed the girl the babies and he ate a rock and died so I'm a bit confused also I think i need a jar to put the girl in because I read the other comments way should I do because I have the girl and boy betta fish a live plant and some pebbles.

blackrose2001 said...

Okay so i just got a crowntail and female Betta, I thought since they were male and female i should put them in a tank and watch them to see what they do, they were fine for a few hours then suddenly the crowntail started to flare up and nip at the female fish, I put her in a different tank of course, but my question is why would he be suddenly attack the female when they were rubbing against each other and swimming by each other with no problem then suddenly attack the female like they weren't just doing that?

olivia said...

i have a male crown tail betta and i just bought a female betta but i want to breed them and i dont now how do i just put her in the tank with him or what do i do i need some info and when there done breeding how do i now and when she has babbies were do i out them? :( i need help can u plz help me do this plz my name is olivia

Anonymous said...

I have a small tank with three female betta's and one male. They chased each other to start with but hv had them for 2 months now and they hv settled down and are fine together. I hv another tank with guppies and mollies and had fry so i bought a small breeding tank which floats in your tank and you can keep mummy and babies in there then seperate them.

Natasha said...

I have recently bought two bettas, a male and a female. I was wondering if I could put them both in the same tank even if I am not planning to breed them??

Anonymous said...

I just got a male vieltail betta but I want to put more in the tank can I put a female in there without them breeding my friend told me if I put more female fishes in there the male won't nibble please help I want to make it a great habbitat