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Thai Fighter fish- Male or Female
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Ruby2509
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PostPosted: 2005.01.21(Fri)7:08    Post subject: Thai Fighter fish- Male or Female Reply with quote

What is better, male or female fighter fish? I have heard that female fighters are becoming ever so popular Rolling Eyes , but he males are brighter because of their tails. Cool
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PostPosted: 2005.01.21(Fri)7:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

well 2 males kill eachother 2 females don't. so you could have 2 bettas in one tank if they were females.

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SherryNE
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PostPosted: 2005.01.21(Fri)9:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really simplistic reply, that's not always 100% true. It is very true that 2 male bettas frequently fight. Often one ends up so bullied and beaten that they eventually succumb.
Female bettas do not have the long, flowing fins of the male, however, in recent years, thier colors have been developed to be almost as bright. Female bettas are also frequently aggressive, so saying "2 females won't" is hardly true. It is possible, however, with a lot of care and vigilance, to keep a group of females together in relative harmony.
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PostPosted: 2005.01.21(Fri)23:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw on this documentary about bettas. they took 2 male0 bettas into a large lake. they put them in the lake & they still attacked each other.


I thailand people put bets on these fighting fish like horse racing,
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SherryNE
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PostPosted: 2005.01.21(Fri)23:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marto, they are bred to be more aggressive than they normally would be. Also, if you release them in a large enough area, they almost always will choose to separate eventually, rather than fight "to the death".
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PostPosted: 2005.01.22(Sat)17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 4 females in a 60 gallon tank, bought as siblings I suspect. They are fine together, and the other fish seem to be OK as well -- but I haven't seen an amano shrimp recently -- oh, NO!! I had 10 or 15 of them not too long ago. ($2each!!)
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PostPosted: 2005.01.23(Sun)22:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biggest reason that bettas fight in an aquarium is, they have no where else to go. In the wild when their "squabble" over a mate is over, the victorious betta will stay and the one that lost will swim away somewhere else. There are always exceptions however. I have heard that some people keep two males togethor and never have a problem, and some just make their fins erect. Others seem to be really agressive and go around killing each other, but like SherryNE said, they are bred to be more aggressive.
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PostPosted: 2005.01.24(Mon)1:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've often thought that one day I might make a betta pond in a greenhouse. As in the wild, given enough spread space (depth not being that important), they can live together without totally terrorizing each other. I reckon regularly minorly damaged fins would be kind of common place though, in the long fin varieties.
It's been done.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)9:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard from 1 of my friends that if you feed your fighter TetraBetta (it doesn't matter wether it is M or F) it increases colour by 25%!! Is this true? I tried it on mine, and it seems to be kinda workin Wink g
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PostPosted: 2005.04.27(Wed)19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's better to have a lot of female bettas if you're going to be keeping them together and not just two. That will spread out the aggression rather than having one betta picking on the other.
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