Question for Butterfly

  1. Jan Member Member

    I saw in your signature that you have a female betta, did you buy this for the purpose of breeding?  Was she difficult to find?  I am thinking of getting a female betta but every fish store that I have been to do not carry the female.
     
  2. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    i cant answer your first ? but some of my lfs carry female bettas and mabye you can order one from your lfs but they are not hard to find in Cleveland
     

  3. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    also do a froogle search on female betta and you shoyuld come up w something
     
  4. Jan Member Member

    Yeah, I have found plenty on internet from the US but I live in Canada and I have yet to find any that ship here. I will have to ask about the ordering from here, I am sure that this is possible ???
     

  5. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Jan I'm so sorry haven't seen your post already :( Once in awhile I will see a female betta I really like and that was my reason for buying her but.... she turned out to not be a nice girl and beat up all her boyfriends ;) So no betta babies. :D I bought her at the lfs, we see them frequently.
    Carol
     
  6. Jon Well Known Member Member

    lol beat up all her boyfriends
     
  7. Jan Member Member

    ;D LOL


    Not a problem Butterfly, we all have lives outside of this forum (Except me!!! :p)

    How did she get along with other fish or did you not even try to add her to another community?
     

  8. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    She did fine with other fish and even spawned and then beat up the male(fought,tore fins) as though to say enough already. Since the male takes care of the eggs and he had to be removed they never survived and eventually neither did he. So now she is a widow :(
    Carol
     
  9. Jan Member Member

    I was reading about breeding Betta's and I read that the female should be removed as soon as the eggs are layed. Did you remove her as well. I also read that the female and male should not be kept together except for "the time" ;)

    Sometimes I think that the internet can be a curse as well as you can get too much information!
     
  10. 0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

    Females Bettas are awesome. I'm getting one soon hopefully, but not for breeding, just for fun. They make good community fish and can even be kept with other females...although as we have seen you have to be very careful putting them with a male. Actually I'm kind of surprised; all the cases I've heard were that the male killed the female guarding the eggs, not vice versa. I don't know what to thell you though if you can't find them at a lfs. Mine usually has females as well as males.
     

  11. fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

    for me it depents what lfs im at one has female bettas one doesn't
     
  12. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Yes I removed her when the eggs were layed, but it was like that last squeeze was all she could handle and she would just tear him up and by the time I could get her out he was out for the count.
    The female is usually the one at risk for being hurt if left in too long.
    Although my experience is unique, females can be quite aggressive at times.
    Carol
     
  13. Jan Member Member

    I guess given her aggression then she would not have made a good community fish? Is she still by herself?

    What is the normal price for a female betta? I had heard that they were really expensive but yesterday I saw the tag and it said $3.99. Unfortunately they did not have any left and the sales lady said that they don't get them in very often.
     
  14. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    She's fine with other fish just not other bettas.
    That price is about average around here also.
    Carol
     
  15. Jan Member Member

    Thanks! ;) I think that I will look for one to put into my 55 gallon as I like the looks of them

    Do you know if they would do ok with the rtbs?
     
  16. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    I would think they would be fine but have never had the two together before.
    Carol
     
  17. Jan Member Member

    Thanks! I guess I will be a statistic then ;) or at least be able to share advice with someone else.

    I actually bought two Otto's and the rtbs does not even notice that they are there, but he is a great fish so I am really lucky there!! Have a great day!