By Sassers - 03/12/2009 21:08 - United States
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Unless this fish was your grandmama reincarnated,.. it's just a fish, you'll survive.
aw that sucks.. I've actually done that before but saved it.. poor fishy
I hate Beta fish. They fight and eat all the other fishes, so you have to keep them by themselves. Lame...
both of you are wrong...first of all its Betta, this is not some version of a program, and they only show some aggression (varies alot as character in these fish varies) to other males. and for your information there are alot of fish which are as territorial/more territorial than Bettas, for ez all chiclids, esp during mating and spawning...
Your fish probably would've died anyway. I had a pet mouse that I "rescued" from my cats mouth, many hours later it died after a very prolonged and painful death from what we eventually figured out were massive internal injuries. I suggest keep the cat and use the bowl for decoration sans another fish.
Ok, first of all, you guys need to learn to spell Betta. Next, #8, 5 is right. They kill any fish with fins. OP, sorry about ur loss.
Yeah people need to stop commenting about stuff they don't know. Bettas, or siamese fighting fish, are first of all tropical fish so they shouldn't be kept with goldfish at all, which are coldwater fish. Also, they don't kill ALL fish with fins cause ALL fish have fins so that would just mean they kill ALL fish. The males are especially aggressive toward other males of their own kind, and will often fight to the death, but I have OFTEN kept single male bettas in community tanks with many fish of other species with no problems. I have even heard of people keeping multiple male bettas together without problems if there are enough plants/hiding places in a big enough tank.
#74 is completely correct. Bettas can easily be integrated into tropical tanks, as long as there is adequate room for territorial fish, and they are not kept with fish that nip trailing fins that bettas possess, particularly breeds such as veiltails. Please be aware, though, that male bettas will also attack female bettas if there are not enough hiding places or enough room. Female bettas will fight, as well, if only kept in a pair. It's reccommended that three or more females be kept, if you are going to keep multiple females. I would love to have a betta in my tank, but unfortunately, they are a bit too small, as my bichirs will eat anything smaller than them. To my surprise, this included a male betta.