Female betta fish tend to have much shorter fins, and with less vibrant bright colors. Although on rare occasions, female fish can display as much color as a male. However, this is the exception and not the rule. Generally speaking, breeding females usually display horizontal stripes and/or darker vertical lines across their body and sometimes their fins as well. The majority of female fish are raised in large tanks along with other females. So females are genuinely used to a type of community living and are much more tolerant of having other female fish as tank roomates.
Females Coexist Harmoniously
Keep this in mind because you should be able to keep about 4 to 6 females in say a ten gallon aquarium tank. If you don’t put more than four to six females in the same tank, then as a group they will coexist harmoniously and peacefully and will not cause you any extra problems. The Pecking Order of Female Fish. It doesn’t mean that female fish aren’t still very much your hierarchical fish. What this means is: when a new female is introduced into a tank (that other females are living) they’ll tend to “pick” on each other before they settle down again. Usually with females nobody gets seriously hurt during this type of squabble. Although you will notice some fin flaring during their squabbling. All females will eventually succumb to a mutual pecking order with one of the more dominant female.
Normal Behavior Of Females
Once this occurs things tend to settle down considerably. That’s why is a good idea to keep no more than Six females in a single group otherwise… things may get somewhat nasty for one of the females. Should you put a male in with a female? **NO!** Not unless you want them to breed. Otherwise, it’s really better to keep female fish totally separate from males. You can find other helpful advice and information regarding history.