Sunday, December 03, 2006

Betta's and the ALPHA male/female

Betta's like most of natures creatures, when living in a community structure will eventually form some sort of controlled structure betwen the fish. One dominant fish, usually a large, healthy male or sometimes female will boss the other fish around. Just like with gorillas they are known as the 'ALHPA' fish. There will be some madness between the fish and a lot of pecking until the ALPHA position has been established. However, once the ALPHA has been established there will actually be peace in the tank.

Remove the ALPHA or add new fish and the cycle will start again as a new balance must be created.

It's natures way.


Christie said...

This is a really fun blog. I love the variety of articles. I was especially intrigued by the PETA article. I am currently running a similar blog and will happily link to sites that offer responsable and current Betta care advice. I think it's really important, as betta enthusiasts, that we work together to promote proper care and husbandry and attempt to dispell the myths that surround our favorite fish. Thanks for the great read.
(Creator of and Nippyfish: A Betta Blog)

Tho said...

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