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Old 01-17-2007, 09:27 PM   #21
 
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Hey Blueblue48, don't change your avatar. You know how much we need it to show proof how big goldfish get.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:57 PM   #22
 
lol I think i'll just get a Dog or Guinea Pig or something....

Hey I Hear Birds are easy to keep.
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:27 PM   #23
 
lol birds arent i heard..... quite exspensive actually, at the bird shop i saw some parrots going for like 1000 dollars american...
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:10 AM   #24
 
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Musho, Vivification did not know (about the goldfish) and people often give out bad advice about keeping goldfish in small containers. I know you are worried about the fish, but maybe try and be a little nicer?
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:08 AM   #25
 
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I was going to get 2 Female Beta fish, I was reading up, and some people say that you can get 2 Females Only... (Pref if they have been with each other).
Only one female betta in a 3.5 gallons. Female bettas are just as aggressive as the males.
Female bettas arent even close to being as agressive as the males. I've kept them 20 to a tank before without problems. Its the males that try to kill each other (and the females if they arent actively breeding). Not sure where you got that information from but I bred the things for a solid two years and never had problems with the females being agressive.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:23 AM   #26
 
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Female bettas arent even close to being as agressive as the males. I've kept them 20 to a tank before without problems. Its the males that try to kill each other (and the females if they arent actively breeding). Not sure where you got that information from but I bred the things for a solid two years and never had problems with the females being agressive.
Have you ever consider a person's experience? I've experienced this before. You have to note that our experience differs. A 3.5 gallons with more than just one, there is still a chance they may bicker but as I said, it may differ. As for me, I'm not budging for another female betta. But whatever it is, it's just my experience so there's no need to try contradicting what I was saying. I just prefer to be safe than sorry.:)
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:33 PM   #27
 
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My apologies but I am going to be contradictory when I feel a false statement is being made. While I'll grant that individual experiences may vary due to the fact that every fish is different, I simply can't agree with the general statement that female bettas are as agressive as the males because its generally not the case.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:18 PM   #28
 
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I agree that female bettas probably are not as aggressive as males, but I had a very nasty female betta who had to live all by herself--she was not even OK in a 30 gallon tank w/other (non-betta) fish. Why risk it by getting two females? What happens if they don't get along? I will say though that I loved my female betta--she was great and was very active, I think one female betta (and only one) would be a good choice for the aquarium.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:22 PM   #29
 
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Well in this sized tank that might be a good idea for reasons other than just aggression. But if you're only going to have one betta it might as well be a male since they tend to be far more attractive than the females.
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