Is this true about plakat betta's?

bettafishforchristmas

As some of you know, I am getting a betta fish for Christmas. As a beginner I want a breed that has short fins so I don't have to worry about tail nipping, getting their fins stuck in decor, etc. While I was learning about plakat betta's, I came across this. Is this true or false? Leave your thought in the comments! Bye!
 

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kansas

I don't know about being any more bred to be aggressive than other battas. They are more active cause they don't have to drag those fins around.

From my reading, individual bettas vary a lot as to tolerating tank mates. Avoiding bullying is one of my goals, so I keep mine by itself.
 

betta06

honestly it mainly depends on the individual... although I would highly recommend a plakat since the majority of them are a lot healthier (especially wild types) and said you said they don't get fin rot or torn fins as easily.
 

BigManAquatics

If you want tank mates for a betta, the best thing to do is get them first, then add the betta later. The betta won't have near as much to lay claim to territory-wise, which does usually eliminate some of the battles.
 

peachsonas

I think it boils down to the individual personality of the fish rather than tail types. My two veil tails were full of rage but my plakat is very docile. It depends on what fish you get.
 

StarGirl

If you want tank mates for a betta, the best thing to do is get them first, then add the betta later. The betta won't have near as much to lay claim to territory-wise, which does usually eliminate some of the battles.
And sometimes this wont make a difference either. Some Bettas are just solitary. My fish is a jerk.
 

BigManAquatics

My crown tail was the most aggressive betta i ever had. He literally liked to bite the hand that fed him.
 

bored411

I totally agree with BigManAquatics! My male plakat did not tolerate any tankmates. He would chase amano shrimp and flare at nerite snails even! I thought the snail was the only way I could have an algae cleaner in the tank without him messing with it. Then, I upgraded his 3-gallon to a 5-gallon. I was smart this time around and put amano shrimp in the tank before him. I gave them a day to settle in and then added him and he leaves them alone!

I would say it depends on the betta though for sure. My sister's betta is very chill, though he's a longer-finned betta with tetra tank mates. Mine's very active and needed that extra room and his tank mates to be in the tank before he was in it.
 

BigManAquatics

My king betta i think is a plakat, he has a lot of tankmates. He is pretty chill with all them, be it snails, tetras, rasboras, pleco....the lights he doesn't much care for, and really doesn't like my finger on the glass. Last time i placed my finger near him, he got major zoomies and bounced of 3 sides of the tank and the lid, twice
 

bettafishforchristmas

I don't know about being any more bred to be aggressive than other battas. They are more active cause they don't have to drag those fins around.

From my reading, individual bettas vary a lot as to tolerating tank mates. Avoiding bullying is one of my goals, so I keep mine by itself.
Ok, Thanks!
Thanks for the info everyone! :)
 

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