Angry Betta Question

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by skyla blue, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. skyla blue

    skyla blueValued MemberMember

    Ok for the last 2 years almost i've keep my 2 bettas in the same tank and they don't attack each other.
    And today i got another tank for my neon tetras and wanted to put the female betta in with them.
    When i removed the female betta the male started attacking the other fish and ended up killing my 3 balloon mollies. When i put the female back in he stopped attacking the fish and just stayed around her and didn't attack her or the other fish.
    Are my betta attached to each other or is something else going on?
    This has never happened to me in my 5 years of breeding and caring for bettas.
     
  2. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    You had a male and female betta together?
    Neon tetras really aren't great to keep along with bettas, they require cooler water and are supposedly nippy at times, especially with long betta fins.
     
  3. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Tank size?
    Stocking?
     
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    skyla blue

    skyla blueValued MemberMember

    the female betta has vary small fins so the tetras wouldn't nip her
     
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    skyla blue

    skyla blueValued MemberMember

    2 bettas male and female
    1 female guppy
    2 pelcos
    1 pink glow fish
    1 female sail fin molly
    25 gal tank
     
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    skyla blue

    skyla blueValued MemberMember

    the male and female have been in the same tank for almost 2 years and never fight but when i take the female out he attacks the other fish so i have to keep her with him or he gets mad