Betta and African dwarf frogs

Sokamix

Hello! I have a betta and 2 African dwarf frogs together and the betta is starting to flare his gills torward the frogs, but the frogs aren’t even doing anything to him. He will swim all the way to the other side of the tank just to flare his gills at a frog. But, at the same time he is also peaceful with them. I don’t know if I should rehome the frogs or if there is anything I can do?
 

AquaticQueen

How long have they been together in the same tank? Is he flaring at them all the time or just every now and then? It's normal for bettas to be a bit aggressive to their tankmates. As long as he isn't bothering them all the time, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
 

Sokamix

How long have they been together in the same tank? Is he flaring at them all the time or just every now and then? It's normal for bettas to be a bit aggressive to their tankmates. As long as he isn't bothering them all the time, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
They have been in the same tank for a couple week now. I will monitor them more often but I don’t think it’s 24/7
 

bored411

Hello! I have a betta and 2 African dwarf frogs together and the betta is starting to flare his gills torward the frogs, but the frogs aren’t even doing anything to him. He will swim all the way to the other side of the tank just to flare his gills at a frog. But, at the same time he is also peaceful with them. I don’t know if I should rehome the frogs or if there is anything I can do?
Bettas are not always the best for having tank mates. My betta is rather aggressive and would chase shrimp, so I have nothing but a nerite snail with him right now. Even then, if he notices it's there (moving or not) he flares at it. If the frogs aren't stressed out, they should be okay. I would definitely watch them though and make sure the betta isn't chasing them or nipping at them.
 

Sokamix

Bettas are not always the best for having tank mates. My betta is rather aggressive and would chase shrimp, so I have nothing but a nerite snail with him right now. Even then, if he notices it's there (moving or not) he flares at it. If the frogs aren't stressed out, they should be okay. I would definitely watch them though and make sure the betta isn't chasing them or nipping at them.
Ok thank you
 

AquaticQueen

They have been in the same tank for a couple week now. I will monitor them more often but I don’t think it’s 24/7
If they've only been in the same tank for two weeks then I wouldn't worry. If the aggression doesn't stop though, you may have to rehome the betta or the frogs.
 

betta06

also what is your tank size? and as for the flaring I wouldn't worry to much for now since it is pretty common for them to flare in the beginning and as long as he is not harming the frogs I would just wait and watch :)
 

Sokamix

also what is your tank size? and as for the flaring I wouldn't worry to much for now since it is pretty common for them to flare in the beginning and as long as he is not harming the frogs I would just wait and watch :)
The tank is 10 gallons. Yes I was watching them this morning and the frog was nipping my betta. I will wait to see if the aggression stops. How long do you think it takes for them to stop fighting?
Bettas are not always the best for having tank mates. My betta is rather aggressive and would chase shrimp, so I have nothing but a nerite snail with him right now. Even then, if he notices it's there (moving or not) he flares at it. If the frogs aren't stressed out, they should be okay. I would definitely watch them though and make sure the betta isn't chasing them or nipping at them.
Just caught the frog nipping the betta while he was flaring at her, then the betta bit back. People have said to wait since they have only been together for 2 weeks but they are fighting quite a bit
 

Lucy

Just caught the frog nipping the betta while he was flaring at her, then the betta bit back. People have said to wait since they have only been together for 2 weeks but they are fighting quite a bit
There's no time frame. If they are "fighting quite a bit" it's time to separate them.
Sometimes this type of set up works, often times it doesn't
 

betta06

I agree with the post above if they are actually hurting each other then take them apart right away.
 

Sokamix

I agree with the post above if they are actually hurting each other then take them apart right away.
Ok I have an extra 5 gal. But have to have a heater that’s coming in 3 days so I have to keep them together until then.
There's no time frame. If they are "fighting quite a bit" it's time to separate them.
Sometimes this type of set up works, often times it doesn't
Ok I will put the frogs in a 5 gallon. I’m waiting on the heater to deliver so they will have to be together until then
 

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