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Old 08-02-07, 03:11 PM
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I want to hear about when it goes alpha as well.

It's actually "Betta" as in Betta Splendens, not beta. They are quite hardy, as they have a special breathing apparatus called a labyrinth. This allows them to draw air from the surface of the water, which is what allows them to survive in small puddles. They are rarely as aggressive as people believe. I've never had a problem keeping one in a community tank with tetras and the like. The males will attack each other, but not always. Sometimes they'll flare up when they are shown a mirror, but don't leave one in the cube, it's kinda stressful. Females aren't commonly found in pet stores, they are considerably smaller and much less colorful than the males, so they aren't popular. They frog should be fine.

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