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Do Betta Act Like Livebearers?
With guppies, platies or other livebearers if the male female ratio is off the males fight to see who gets to breed with the girls. I'm thinking it works with bettas as well. Anyone else have any thoughts on this or am I cazy.
I too am curious about this but have yet to test it. Right now I've got 4 young males in my sorority/grow out tank and three of those males are in breeder baskets because they just can't play nice, but mainly to their own brothers. I may decide to try keeping a single male with the girls but we'll have to wait and see how their aggression develops as they age.
I've seen and heard of it working but in all instances the bettas were in large and densely planted tanks (40-55gal with hornwort and such).
I don't know, I do know that other antanabids are successfully kept and bred in pairs.
I have been told 3 females to a male. And as far as I can tell, yeah, that's about right for my feeder fish. I wouldn't do it with bettas, they don't act the same, the males are even aggressive to the females and even the females will fight over males...
I have 2 males with 14 females and its working. I'm just wondering why.
Aww I'm sorry you don't have any meaningful answers on your poll yet! Just like taking polls
That's ok I was just wondering if anyone else had a different theory since that's my best guess. I know real scientific. Lol. I have heard lots of things like some guy put 2 in a lake and they still found each other and the one killed the other. 2 years ago I might have believed it, now I don't know what to believe.
If I were to guess then I would say one male to multiple females.