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ReptileLuver729
02-15-2009, 01:18 AM
I put the female bettas in with each other and first they were fine swmming in a row but then the two bigger ones started to go at it. Locking lips and nipping each others sides! IDK what to do! How violent does it have to get before they stop or before I have to seperate them? HELP!

Lady Hobbs
02-15-2009, 01:50 AM
Not all females betta's can be together. One is probably letting the other know who will be boss of the tank and they may stop but they also may not and would have to be moved.

s72450
02-15-2009, 01:50 AM
How many do you have in the tank and what sort of setup do you have?

There is to be some nipping/fighting at first, but I wouldn't let it get so bad that one is majorly injured. Sometimes you have one more aggresive that you will need to remove.

Slow Cheetah
02-15-2009, 01:50 AM
they may just be establishing a hierachy of whos boss in the tank,
but if one gets injured or the sparring continues for a long peroid of time IMO i would seperate them by moving the more aggressive of the 2.

Sharon
02-15-2009, 01:51 AM
Agreed...if they have only just been introduced, I wouldn't seperate yet...You might turn the lights off after awhile, and see if they simmer down.

Slow Cheetah
02-15-2009, 01:51 AM
hmm it seems i just repeated lady hobbs. lol

ReptileLuver729
02-15-2009, 01:55 AM
I have three which I know I should have 5 but I have troubles finding female bettas in my area. On one of them's side you can see some scales that were pulled up a bit. The locking of lips is what REALLY scared me.

ReptileLuver729
02-15-2009, 01:57 AM
My tank setup has 3 large plants, 2 caves, 3 little figurines, and a tunnel.

Slow Cheetah
02-15-2009, 01:59 AM
just keep an eye on them
if they settle you might be fine

Sharon
02-15-2009, 02:01 AM
Three may have been a bad idea!

ReptileLuver729
02-15-2009, 02:11 AM
What I am trying is having my room pitch black and every 5 or so minutes I turn on a flashlight but cover it with my hand so its not full power while pointing it on the tank and then as soon as it looks like they might nip I turn off the flashlight so its pitch black.

ReptileLuver729
02-15-2009, 03:55 AM
Wow! It really worked! they are swimming fine and even hanging around in the same cave together. Their blue and green fins looks really good with all the neon colors in the tank. Thanks everyone!

Slow Cheetah
02-15-2009, 05:56 AM
glad to hear

Chicklet
02-16-2009, 05:57 PM
I put all 4 of my betta females in a tank with a single male guppy, Within a short while I had to remove the red female, She would not relent on fighting,
After I removed her, there was very little aggresion, Order seemed to be found and everythings been fine so far, Even my little male guppy is doing ok, No one seems to care about him, White female seems to have claimed the dominate spot, If anyone gets within about 2 inches of her she does her aggression stance so they move on rather quickly.