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Do female Bettas fight?

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2013-03-30 00:00:06
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Some females WILL fight, so trying to keep two of them in a small space (say one or two gallons) is NOT recommended. However, with enough space they normally do just fine. This may shock you though... the same is true of the males. When the males fight, it's over territory. So keeping two together in a small environment will lead to some serious battles. Give them space - say, two or three of them in a long 30 gallon aquarium - and they do just fine. One of my favorite aquariums was a 20 gallon tall with five females (and a black ghost knife). It was highly, highly planted. It really was a gorgeous tank, and a pleasure to sit and watch.

The above responder is an idiot. In the wild, bettas live in rice patties which cover several acres EACH. a single male betta will claim roughly 300 gallons or so of that patty as its territory. so unless you have a 900 gallon pond, you should never keep male bettas together. there is not a single betta expert who will tell you otherwise. His only experience with keeping bettas together is with his five females. Betta females can live together in groups of 4 or more in tanks of 10 gallons or larger. 6 or more females is best though. see bettafish.com for honest information that wont wind up with you staring at dead bettas.
Females do not always get along. If you want to keep them together, you must have at least 4 in a minimum tank size of 5 gallons, with plenty of hiding spots. They will establish a pecking order. If you keep 2 together one will bully and may kill the other, and if you keep 3 you'll get two on one. 4 or more usually co-exist peacefully but it is sometimes necessary to remove a large, obnoxious bully or a small, shy fish that is always picked on and keep them alone. Female bettas are peaceful community fish because they are faster and more agile than the males. They should not be kept with baby fish or with fish large enough to eat them, or in community tanks with filters that create fast flows, however are suitable for most communities.

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