I have to share this ....Betas

Clint

Member
I tried to post this earlier tho can't seem to find the post anyways I have observed something with my Betas I have 2 Betas male female they share a community tank with various other Fish anyways I have a 9" algae eater that likes to eat the males fins even b4 I secluded the Betas and bgan Beta Fix I notice the female mouth feeding the male so I secluded both I now see her still mouth feeding him and as well she swims under him to stimulate him to move it is an amazing site thought I'd share with you all....thx 4 ur time
 

gammerus

Member
that is odd, generally males and females should not be kept together..


Hope you take good care of them they sound very special.
 

lolagurl

Member
maybe their kissing
 

0morrokh

Member
You really should separate them. They may be ok together at the moment, but Bettas are very territorial and will eventually turn on each other. Your male will probably kill your female eventually. Bettas can not ever be kept together unless you have several young females who were raised together (and even then they may decide to attack each other).
 
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Clint

Member
0morrokh said:
You really should separate them. They may be ok together at the moment, but Bettas are very territorial and will eventually turn on each other. Your male will probably kill your female eventually. Bettas can not ever be kept together unless you have several young females who were raised together (and even then they may decide to attack each other).
thx I will separate althoug at the moment she is ,,,I know it sounds weird but shes his nurse is betta fix the rite remedy for my male and his damaged fins?
 

BettaBuddy ~ Miley

Member
Clint,
this is strange and like gammerus said male and female bettas are not typically kept together do they get along or do they fight? I am not sure about betta fix because I have never used it - my betta hasn't gotten sick like that.... so I am not sure. hope you can figure this out!! Miley - but ya I would separate them.
 

chickadee

Member
Bettafix contains tea tree oil and that has been proven to be damaging to the betta's labyrinth organ so I would say that there are other medications that would be better. Jungle Labs Fungus Clear Tank Buddies are a good medication for a not so bad case. If it is pretty severe then you will want to go to Maracyn2 or Triple Sulfa. Maracyn2 treats a bunch of things so is a good addition to the betta pharmacy in any case. Welcome to you and your fish.

Rose
 
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Clint

Member
chickadee said:
Bettafix contains tea tree oil and that has been proven to be damaging to the betta's labyrinth organ so I would say that there are other medications that would be better. Jungle Labs Fungus Clear Tank Buddies are a good medication for a not so bad case. If it is pretty severe then you will want to go to Maracyn2 or Triple Sulfa. Maracyn2 treats a bunch of things so is a good addition to the betta pharmacy in any case. Welcome to you and your fish.

Rose
thx Rose myself and "Bruce" appreciate it
 
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Clint

Member
BettaBuddy said:
Clint,
this is strange and like gammerus said male and female bettas are not typically kept together do they get along or do they fight? I am not sure about betta fix because I have never used it - my betta hasn't gotten sick like that.... so I am not sure. hope you can figure this out!! Miley - but ya I would separate them.
even b4 he got attacked they got along royally although as I kept them in a community I assumed they were ready to breed so I was gonna put them in a separate tank anyways as he gets better I will remove Mama and then slowly introduce them agn yes Rose answered my ? on Betafix thankyou for your reply take care now....thx 4 ur time....Clint
 

river

Member
Ok,  I think that I know how to do pictures.  Here is a picture of my male betta, "Fantasia"

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river

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I keep my betta in a ten gallon tank.  The middle is used for my guppies.  Here is a picture of my female.  She has red fins and a hot pink body.  Her name is "Sakura"  It means cherry blossom . <center>
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Clint

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river said:
Ok,  I think that I know how to do pictures.  Here is a picture of my male betta, "Fantasia"

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I thank you for ue reply quiet..quite the story I love all my fish and Bruce is getting better I hope once my new tank is set up and healthy I will post pics of my bettas as well as my other kidz take care...Thx 4ur time....Clint
 

gammerus

Member
do you think we could get a close up of your 10gal.
 

river

Member
I will try to get some better pictures of this tank. Maybe I could take a picture of each area? Each area has its own filter that hangs on the back of the tank. Good filtration healthy, happy fish.

River
 

river

Member
Here is a better picture of my ten gallon.

River
 

nmwierman1977

Member
very nice tank and fantasia is also a very fine looking lad also. Natalie
 

chickadee

Member
Nice tank and I love the set-up. Fantasia (love the name) is very beautiful also. Welcome to the Betta Community, Fantasia. My boys are wildly waving all their fins to welcome you.

Rose
 

Callum The Cat

Member
river said:
Here is a better picture of my ten gallon.

River
nice looking tank that I like it because most betta or in australia siemes fighting fish are kept in about .5 gallon tanks its cruel ;D Callum!
 

gammerus

Member
It is very nice, but I am curious... what is with the blue tape? do divided tanks require tape?
 

0morrokh

Member
Nice tank

That's not blue tape, it's just the edge of the divider (I have the same one).
 

shollia

Member
0morrokh said:
Nice tank

That's not blue tape, it's just the edge of the divider (I have the same one).
Yeah I have the same ones as well. It's not blue tape, it's plastic stuff that goes on the edges of the divider so I guess it's more snug against the outside area. Wish they would make ones that are clear
 

river

Member
That would be great if they made the plastic divider clear. They stay in place. You can't see it but over Sakura's area there is a plastic cover to keep her from jumping to the next area.

River
 

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