From the article: Female Betta - Betta Splendens
Have you kept a Female Betta? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Female Bettas. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
- I had a beautiful female beta who was doing well until yesterday. She was lethargic and the tank looked cloudy. On closer inspection, I saw she has laid many eggs in the tank. She died this morning. Does anyone know what happened? She was fine, blowing bubbles etc. the day before this happened.
- —Guest Pat
- At first my male batta likes the female ,so they were flaring at each other but the female nipped alot of times at the males fins so now the male is scered when ever the female go's near him ......what should I do
- —Guest Jojo668
- I thought my blue lipped fighter turq was looking lonely so decided to buy him a female. I was told to buy him two as he may kill one through exhaustion so I bought two they were fine the first day but today I was out for a few hours and came home to find my poor turq practically finless I’m so guttedi thought my blue lipped fighter turq was looking lonely so decided to buy him a female. iwas told to buy him two as he may kill one through exhaustion so i bought two they were fine the first day but today i was out for a few hours and came home to find my poor turq practically finless Im so gutted
- —Guest maxine
My three female bettas died
- For the last 10 yrs I have had been expirienced some success and unsuccess in breeding bettas.My first one died alone in the glass bowl . I though it was sick and knew nothing about egg bound. I got aware of the second one and try to mate her with two different males but no use the first male made no bubble nest but tried to mate her .They both did trying mutually but no eggs coming out ,so I swapped her to a second male which she resisted and distanced herself from him and even trying to fight him somestimes. Her tummy ended up bloating and full of infected eggs and soon died .My third female betta was too aggressive and fought off and chased males away and soon died in the same way -infected egg binding. I think you are right about water condition which might have somthing to do with it .All my bettas were kept in air condition temp which was qiet cold for them I think .I have only one female betta left and hopefully she will survive through this winter in the glass bowl
- —Guest Ho
- Have you tried to have a group of at least three females with a male in at least a ten gallon tank? It is possible, you just have to make sure there are lots of hiding places and that the females and the male are somewhat "laid back" as betta go. Just chose the betta carefully.
- —Guest Lonsphle
- Females live well in community tanks as well as in groups of all female betta sorortiys. They should never be kept in the same tank as a male unless it is specifically during spawning. A poster asked if the egg tube is visible... yes you should always be able to see the egg tube on a female, it's a small white spot just behind the ventrals (long fins just below the gills). Be aware that males will occasionally show the spot but this isn't common. Females always show this.
- I think this is a great fish. Mine is blue,with a blackish top behind the head and reddish streaks in the fins. Very pretty and very active. I definitely like female Bettas better than the males.She eats everything,and actually acts as a good scavenger fish. I have 14 other fish in with her in a 29 gal tank,and she gets along with everybody , 7 Zebra & Glo-Fish Danios, 6 Cardinal Tetra's and a Clown Loach. She is the queen bee of the tank and dominant fish,but I have never seen her attack any of the other fish. But boy,does she attack her food. When it comes to feeding time,she does try to hog all the food for herself,which is impossible with 14 other fish. But it is fun to watch her try. The Clown Loach and her seem to have a funny relationship,he will follow her around and mimic her actions. When he does not, it seems she tries to get his attention so he will do it again. Very strange,it's like they are trying to mate.
- —Guest BC
- can anyone tell me how visible the egg tube is on the female,or do u need magnafy glasses to see it
- —Guest heyyou
- I have 11 betta's and love all of them... there names are roulette, rose, flower, spangled, united fish, darkness, diamond, spots, mianna, stars, and mufacsea... that's my betta's names and I only name my fish by color I also love balloon moolies they are the cutiest little darlings ever...
- —Guest chynna
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- I want to keep them with my black moores. I want to get two.I actually only kept male bettas because they are easier to find.I found some in petland discounts so I might get them pretty soon.They are kept with either male or female since the don't mind. Sometimes males tend to want to strangle females too.
- —Guest Great Dane