Caring for a Male and Female Betta Fish - Betta Fish Center

No it justs means it is preparing to mate and have children with a female betta fish
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When bettas die prematurely, poor husbandry is often to blame. Male bettas are especially susceptible to poor husbandry because they are much more likely to be sold in small containers and marketed as bowl fish. Females may be marketed as typical aquarium fish. Male bettas' large, fragile fins are more likely to become infected because of unclean water or rough handling. Bettas may be exposed to illnesses at pet stores or bred by unscrupulous breeders and born with genetic defects. Popeye, a disease that causes bulging eyes, is an infection that frequently kills bettas. While bacterial infections and viruses may cause popeye, the most common cause of this dangerous illness is dirty water.
Females can be just as aggresive as males. And male betta fish can be babies.
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Some people will never have any issues with housing male and females splendens together. However, there is a reason it is generally an accepted 'rule' in this hobby that males and females are best kept separate from each other. Bettas are extremely unpredictable fish and can be extremely violent towards each other. Things can go wrong quickly and really it all comes down to whether you want to potentially risk the lives of your fish. Thank you for sharing your experience and your well thought out answer. I'm not sure if it's worth the risk. So much debating. I do not actually think putting a 2 betta fish with tiny tetras is a good idea and there's the fact the male will harass the female
Photo provided by FlickrOk my male betta fish layed bubble nest and I want to get a girl can I do that get a femal and but it with the male
Photo provided by FlickrI've heard you shouldn't put two betta fish together, but I've seen a male and female together. Sorry I'm not much help, but That's all I know.
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Myth: Female bettas need other females for company and will become lonely and depressed without others of their kind.
Reality: Anthropomorphism is a grave enemy of fish. Bettas are a solitary species; they do not need companionship and will not become "lonely" or "sad" without the company of other bettas. Overall, other bettas simply create territory disputes and a need for a pecking order. Sorority tanks can be safely formed, but please understand that it is done for the owner's preference and not for the needs of the fish involved. Those wishing to keep social fish would be well advised to consider a schooling species instead of bettas. Unless interested in breeding Betta fish, many do not know very much about female Betta fish. While not as brilliant in appearance - their coloring is not as brilliant as that of male Betta fish, nor are their fins as spectacular - they do still have their strong points worth exploring and they are certainly worth keeping as pets. Particularly if you are interested in breeding Bettas, understanding the female species is vital to successful breeding. Myth: Female bettas are peaceful and can always be housed together or in tropical community tanks.
Reality: Many female bettas are equally as aggressive as males - with added speed and mobility due to their short finnage! Sorority tanks are only possible in a well-planted environment under highly specific population and gallonage conditions, and even then injuries and deaths are commonplace. Likewise, female bettas will often attack and injure community fish, especially ones who resemble bettas. Male and female bettas are almost equally solitary; the safest way to keep females, like males, is alone. If you do wish to keep a sorority or community tank with females, you must monitor closely, and read up on setting up such a tank safely. As opposed to males, female Betta fish can be kept in the same tank - often called a "community" - this is dueto the less aggressive nature of female Bettas. This does not, however, mean that female Bettas are not aggressive,they are just less aggressive than their male counterparts. All Bettas are territorial and aggressive, and thefemales are no exclusion.