The Female Crowntail Betta is also known as a Siamese Fighting Fish

Is it safe to add a female fighting fish to the tank when the male is making a bubble nest?
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I just got three female bettas from my grandpa (who I love so dearly!!) And they’re in a 10 gal tank. I was wondering if a.) the colors play a huge role in their fighting- the two orange ones keep fighting while the purple one kind of does its own little thing… and b.) how long should it take for them to develop their hierarchy? If the fighting doesn’t stop soon, should I buy more bettas ( or other fish) to even out the odds? Help!!
Female Veiltail Betta Fish | Siamese Fighting Fish - Extra Large | Petco
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2 - the fish pushing her up probably is being aggressive... females can fight to the death as easily as males (I had a group all sisters, in huge 30 gallon fully planted, and when they matured pecked each other (and if done long enough they get stressed, sick and die) so had to put each into their own tank. I think you might have missed the aggressive behavior, and the "pushing" is actually her chasing biting aggression towards her. She is jumping to avoid if this is so. When my four at first got along, I'd then (as they matured) notice some in hiding, with number one top dog, running after the second strongest (like ducks they will pick on down the line)... they would fight just like males and I was stunned at the eventual ferocity! I could see her just nip at the others face... and I took her out fast - that was that. Gotten along for a while then all changed. Can i keep a female fighting fish with male guppies
Photo provided by FlickrIn my other 30 liter planted tank one of my female fighting fish is being bullied by the other one
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Betta fish are popular pets and are known for their distinct coloration and elaborate displays. Originally from Asia, wild Betta fish live in slow moving rivers and shallow rice paddies. They are often aggressive and males must be kept alone as they will fight to the death in proximity with other Betta males. Mating is the only occasion in which two Betta fish can be kept in the same tank—and only temporarily. After extracting eggs from the female, the two must again be separated as males may become violent. Bettas do not give live birth. The female produces eggs which are then extracted and cared for by the male in a bubble nest of his making.The aggressive display of male Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens (hereafter, Bettas), is reliably elicited by images of another male Betta. Visual reinforcement of the responding of these males also has been demonstrated repeatedly when such images are presented dependent on a specified response. In different experiments, visual access to models of other male Bettas (), a live male or female conspecific (), mirror presentations resulting in an image of the fish serving as the experimental subject (; ), and film clips of another Betta () all are sufficient to develop and maintain operant responding in male Bettas. In addition, the color of the fish presented as a model (Thompson & Sturm), duration of mirror presentation (), delay of mirror presentation from the response (Lattal & Metzger), and schedule of reinforcement (Turnbough & Lloyd) each influence the probability of the operant response. Such responding for visual reinforcement also has been reported for other members of the Anabantoid family to which the Betta belongs. In male paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis), for example, mirror images elicit aggressive displays () and strengthen and maintain operant responses ().All of the fish should be added at the same time. This allows the fish community to establish an order. If new female bettas are added later, the pecking order has to start over again and can result in fighting and damaged fins.Betta fish also go by the name of Siamese fighting fish for a very good reason. They, especially the males, are extremely pugnacious, scrapping at every opportunity. Two females may coexist, but two males cannot. A male/female pair will only get together briefly at breeding time, and then it’s back to fighting. This doesn’t mean you can’t keep two bettas, but you’ll have some work to do.