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Betta and Siamese Fighting Fish
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Can you have more than one Siamese fighting fish in the same tank?

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only one will survive! You can have a group of females together.

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Yes, the term Betta and Siamese fighting fish are both names for Betta splendens, the same species of fish.

Yes. A Siamese Fighting Fish is one of many , many different types of bettas.

Yes. The Betta splendens (scientific name) known also by its common names Siamese Fighting-Fish and the Siamese Fighter.

Yes, but only fish that are the same size or smaller than them. * I have seen a Siamese Fighting Fish kill a Goldfish before. R.I.P. Goldie. *

Angelfish will likely pick and nip at fighting fish if put in the same aquarium.

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Yes. Along time ago, they where trained for fighting. but please don't put them in the same bowl.It is a cruel thing to do.

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Chinese fighting fish cannot be in the same tank as tetras. These fish are supposed to be separated, unless one male, one female. Some tetra types can nip the fancy fins of the male Fighting fish, and there are some claims of fighting fish mistaking the bright colours of tetras for another fighting fish and attacking and killing them.

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Well... if they are anything like Siamese fighting fish take 12 or more flakes/pellets and spread them around the tank/bowl. If two are eyeing the same piece or start fighting over one then lead one of them to another flake/pellet or drop another one near bye. Hope this helps but if it doesn't then ask your local petshop person for tips!

They are one and the same. The Betta splendens is commonly called Fighting fish, Chinese fighting fish, Siamese fighting fish, Malaysian fighting fish and just Betta. Two males will fight to the death and a male will kill a female if she is not prepared to spawn with him. He will also kill the female after she has spawned. So the rule is only one Betta splendens to a tank.

If you refer to a Siamese fighting fish (betta), they are territorial toward each other. They will most likely fight each other if there are more than just one in the same tank. It must be avoided.

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Females will get along with each other. Don't put males together or they'll fight to the death.

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Win what? be more specific. If you mean in a territorial dispute, an adult fighting fish will get eaten (literally) by and adult convict cichlid. but if the cichlid and the fighting fish are of the same size then the fighting fish would be at an advantage.


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