Female Siamese fighting fish in front of a white background

Female Siamese fighting fish were shown videos of exposed and unexposed males.
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Male bettas are territorial and should never be housed together under any circumstances. They’re called Siamese Fighting Fish for a reason. Additionally, males and females also should not be housed together unless you are planning to spawn them, which should never be attempted by novice aquarists.
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The Siamese fighting fish mate in a fashion that is called "nuptial embrace", in which the male and female spiral around each other, around 10-41 eggs are released and fertilized at each embrace, until the female is exhausted of eggs. The male carefully keeps every egg in his bubble nest, making sure none fall to the ground, and repairing the bubble nest as needed. Incubation last 30-40 hours, and the eggs hatch in 3-4 days. Why do you think the Female Siamese fighting fish had more of a behavior change towards other females and not as much towards the males?
Photo provided by FlickrThe Female Crowntail Betta is also known as a Siamese Fighting Fish
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A siamese female fighting fish guarding her newly laid eggs amongst the bubble nest. Her fins were battered by the male (at background) during egg laying process, it is common for the betta splendenMost people would recommend that these males are solitary fish, kept in tanks on their own, and in most cases, this is wise. They can be kept in communities though, with other fish species, so long as care is taken to ensure that there are no small fry, fin-nippers, similar looking fish such as fancy guppies, other male B. splendens or very fast fish in the tank with the Siamese Fighting Fish. You can keep them with betta females, as long as there are several females. These fish are slow movers, (except when stalking or mating), and very susceptible to damage not only from other tank mates, but also from sharp objects or corners on ornaments. Similar looking fish, like the fancy guppy could be mistaken as competition and create problems for you too.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 ().Although these are easy fish to breed, it is unwise to do so unless you have the ability to cope with the offspring. Siamese Fighting Fish are “Bubble-nesters”, which means that they build a nest of saliva covered air bubbles on the surface of the water or under a large leaf or similar, and when they mate, the male will catch the eggs from the female and blow them into the nest.