How to set up a beautiful betta fish tank - Japanese Fighting Fish

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Never put two male bettas in the same tank -- those highly territorial fish will fight to the death. Avoid placing bettas in tanks with fin nippers, such as sharks or barbs, or fish with big, colorful fins, including goldfish, guppies and angelfish. Male bettas generally live peacefully with platies, plecos and danios. Up to eight females can typically share the same tank if they have ample space for swimming and live plants so they can hide from the dominant females.
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Interestingly the comment above you asked the same question about gouramis, I say they arent good tank mates for betta fish because there is no guarantee that you wont come back one day and a fight has taken place in your tank, both a little too aggressive to share a tank. (well there will always be a big enough tank size to keep them both – big enough for them both to have personal space and hiding holes etc) The two betta fish should not be in the same tank. The male is very territorial of the bubble nest and they will fight.
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Betta fish are called the Siamese Fighting Fish because of its behavior towards other males of the same species. You cannot keep two or more males in the same tank. If more than one male fish are placed in the same tank, they will fight until only one of them remains. They will flare out their gill covers and erect their fins showing the other fish their fighting posture. This behavior is also why they are kept separated in small containers at the store.Three bettas in a ten gallon is a little too tight. Bettas love to have a "flare buddy" but they also need to be able to retreat when they must. In your initial setup the poor betta in the middle would probably die of anxiety or whatever the fish equivalent is. Two male bettas in a ten-gallon tank with a mesh divider works well, as they can flare at each other and then move back into their corners to get away. Put a male and a female in a divided tank and after a few days they'll stay together at the divider; then you can remove it and they stick together like an old married couple. If he builds a bubble nest and they breed you'll have to remove her, though, as betta males guard the nest and he'll try to drive her away. And if you breed bettas you can run a tank with a couple or three brood-mate males and several females and they school together pretty well without fighting.There are ways to see this behaviour without introducing another male betta fish. One way is to use a small hand mirror and place it up against the tank glass so that the male may see his reflection. The Betta will mistake his reflection as another male and the fighting posture should then be displayed. Doing this too often may lead to an overly stressed fish though.Finding Betta tank mates can be a pretty hard task indeed. One thing that you definitely need to know about Betta fish is that you cannot keep them in a tank with other Betta fish because they will fight each other. In fact, male Betta fish are extremely territorial and will often fight to the death. Since betta fish can survive in many different types of environments, people think it's a good idea to keep them in decorative bowls or vases. In reality, bettas need plenty of space and filtered water in order to thrive. When you set up your tank, keep the health and happiness of your betta in mind. Don't forget the golden rule for bettas: never house two males in the same tank, or they'll fight to the death.What is even better is that Ember Tetras are used to fairly shallow water so you don’t need an overly large aquarium. Moreover they are around 2 cm long in size, which also means that the tank does not need to be all that large, plus there is the fact that they are gentle and submissive, meaning that they definitely won’t pick fights with the larger Betta fish.