I just got 3 gold fishes and added them to the fish tank that my betta Zeus was in. When ever the gold fishes are in his way he nips at them. When he gets used to them will he stop doing that? He also flares at them. Thanks
Hello kids! Mamma Faith is back :). As always taking a (ever so short) vacation when you have a zillion bettas was HELL, but I (once again) pulled it off hehehehe... Of course I came back all relaxed from not having stared at a computer screen for 5 days :). But the PC got his revenge, as I found a HUGE pile of emails/betta orders/etc cluttering my cyber space :(( and had to spend hours and hours cleaning it all up. Figures. So a day after my return I was right back to a stress level of 396740000 kilostress, which is just about where I was at before leaving ;). Wish they had a small bottle of "Stress Down" to bring back the stress level to neutral :P. I tried to pour "Stress Coat" on me, but it did not work :(, guess no matter what the USPO employees say, I am not (after all) a "FishLady".
Uh? Why do they call me the fish lady you ask? Well, it is because (WHAAAAT? Who just said it is because I smell >8 GRRRRRR ;P!! Step outside so we can have a man to man talk!) OK, so NO, it is because these guys have been watching me walk into the Post Office with boxes and boxes (and more boxes) of bettas being shipped for years and years now. So I have come to be known as the "fish Lady" (Lady who ships fish). On occasion I get called the "Mermaid" (sounds nicer). Either way they got it all wrong because the Stress Coat bath test failed, so I guess I am only human after all... (boohoooo).
Which brings me to the next topic. My being only human after all means that, despite above "All you ever wanted to know" claims, I do not have the answers to all betta mysteries :)... Only to 99.99 of them hehe. And when it comes to goldfish, well, I just plain don't speak their language so what is going through their little red heads beats the heck out of me :))).
A few things I do know about bettas, and goldfish in general:
As I said above, each betta is different, and some individuals may associate with goldfish while others would not be caught dead socializing with one ;). What I would recommend, is that you do not put goldfish with your betta (yep, I was working my way to this one hehehehe). But if you MUST ab-so-lu-te-ly try this mismatch, then I would recommend the following:
Well, I hope I was helpful (at least to a degree). Once again I recommend keeping goldfish in one larger tank and Mr. Betta in his own 3 gal tank with gentle filter :), this is, in all truth, the best way to go. Goodluck to you and to your fish!
( and NO, I do not dislike goldfish, I actually think they are very cute, but my loyalty must lay with bettas so if I said real nice things about goldfish, my bettas would be really pissed off and I'd never hear the end of it LOL - they can hold a grudge for a long long time LOL and I don't want one to come flying out of his jar and latch on to my jugular at feeding time LOLOLOL :)))).) !!
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