Baby betta agressive behavior?

  1. jcblair77 Member Member

    I purchased my first baby betta yesterday. She's living with a small female Platy at the moment. Things have been pretty good since I got her. She's eating well and my Platy is continuing to eat well also. I noticed that she sometimes looks at the Platy and sort of chases it. Doesn't seem aggressive to me but since I haven't had a betta in years I can't really "read" them well. No biting or anything like that. I'll post a video to show you what I mean. Does either one seem in distress? This behavior doesn't happen constantly just a few times that I've noticed. She can be moved to a tank by herself but I prefer not to have to do that.

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  2. Flowingfins Fishlore VIP Member

    She is most likely trying to chase the platy out of her space. I would remove one, so each has their own tank and cannot injure one other.
  3. jcblair77 Member Member

    Hmm so sad that this little baby couldn't work out as a community fish. Do you think I should give it a few days and see if there's a change at all or try to move her as soon as possible? I have a small tank that the betta could go in but I just don't know how to go about heating the smaller tank.
  4. Flowingfins Fishlore VIP Member

    Give it a couple days, if it gets worse remove one of them.
  5. jcblair77 Member Member

    I just set up a little tank for the betta. I think I'm going to move her in there but I'll give it a day. I hate to put her in a smaller tank :(