Thinking about getting a female betta

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Yes, this is the 3rd betta post I've made in a week, but they are addicting little fish so yea
My Blue/Turquoise betta has his 10 gallon for himself, but he only uses half of it....
I'm thinking of making a mesh divider and well of course, getting a female betta
I really didn't not have much success in females in the past, so I want to give it a try
Still thinking on which tail type I should get. I'm interested in double tails, but halmooons look awesome
I'm going to my lfs to get them this time, so I might see interesting ones
I'll keep you guys updated for sure


 

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thefishdude277 said:
I really didn't not have much success in females in the past, so I want to give it a try
You have a lot to learn, grasshopper lol
 

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I personally would not keep males & females together in a divided tank, the male will know they're there & do everything he can to get to them which may stress him out.
I would keep the male in a tank of his own & use the divided one for the females
 
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Coradee said:
I personally would not keep males & females together in a divided tank, the male will know they're there & do everything he can to get to them which may stress him out.
I would keep the male in a tank of his own & use the divided one for the females
Will do!
I'll make the plans right now


 

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Sounds like a dejavu... very similar to the situation you were in earlier this week...
 

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I notice female betta fins aren't as pronounced as males though.
 

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I like these colors personally:


 

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Dom90 said:
I like these colors personally:


My best friend got a female betta coloured like the one in the second link, and it is the prettiest fish ever!
 
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Thanks guys!
So I'm heading to Office Depot and Michael's to get the Canvas Mesh and Binder Holders



 

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I would only divide a 10 gallon 3 ways, especially for females, they like to swim around.

Female bettas have to be the most underappreciated fish in the entire hobby. IMO If male bettas didn't exist, female bettas would be at worst, the second (behind guppies) most diversely colored and attractive freshwater species. But because male bettas do exist, they live in the males shadow, people most often choose the longer finned male over a female.
 
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Ok I guess I'll stay on fishlore a bit longer. Just realized Michaels hasn't even opened yet


 

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Hahaha it's only 8:30, I don't think any department store opens this early in California.


 
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So I bought the items and divided the tank!
ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437194414.215903.jpg
They can't seem to see eachother through the black dividers, so that's good.
I'm so proud of myself.
I'm getting the new bettas on Sunday!
I'll keep you guys updated


 

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What kind of bettas are you getting or did you get them already? I see at least one.


 
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Those are the two bettas I already have. The left 2 sections are inhabited
I'm getting the new ones on Sunday
I'm thinking of getting a double tail female and a Halfmoon female
If I can't find the double tail, I'll get the a male that looks special/unique


 

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