Can Two Female Betta Fish Live Together?

Many people love to have a pet fish. Whether it be goldfish, betta fish, or any other type of aquatic animal, they are all wonderful and can provide hours of companionship for their owners.

In this blog post, we will discuss whether or not two females can share the same living space and if so how much room would be needed.

Can Two Female Betta Fish Live Together?

Yes, two female betta fish can live together in a community tank. In fact, keeping multiple female bettas together is called a “sorority”, and is something that many fishkeepers have in their homes.

A good number of female bettas to keep together is 4-6, which allows the fish to socialize, but doesn’t overcrowd the tank.

It’s important to note that although female bettas are comfortable together, they still need their own personal space to relax. This is why you should use large tanks that contain plenty of hiding places for the bettas.

Another thing to consider is that betta fish are known to flare at each other, which is when they spread their gills and fins. This can be a sign of aggression or sexual arousal towards another female betta.

If you notice that your two females have been flaring at each other more often than usual, it’s best to separate them immediately before one of the bettas gets hurt.

Keeping multiple female bettas together only works if all parties get along well with one another, so make sure these conditions are met prior to adding any additional fish into the tank!


Will female bettas kill each other?

No, female bettas will not kill each other. They are not as aggressive as male betta fish, so you can happily keep multiple female bettas in the same tank.

How big of an aquarium do I need for two female bettas?

The minimum amount you should have is around 5-gallons, but I would recommend a 10-gallon tank for two female bettas. A bigger tank will allow them to swim comfortably and feel secure without feeling like their territory is being invaded by another one of their kind.

Do female bettas fight each other?

Although they are less aggressive than males, female betta fish will still fight from time to time. They have a hierarchy, and the higher-ranking female will chase away the lower-ranking betta.

How do I stop my two female bettas from fighting?

There is no way to stop female bettas from fighting. If they fight, the best thing you can do is separate them and keep each one in its own tank until their aggressions have calmed down. Also, using a larger tank will allow each betta to have its own space and reduce fighting.

How long will it take for my two female bettas to get along?

It won’t happen overnight, but if you place your betta fish together gradually over a few week’s time, eventually they should start getting used to being around each other without any issues.

How do I introduce new female betta fish to the existing one?

If there is already another betta in your aquarium, then introducing two more at once can be difficult. You will want to add only one per week and monitor their behavior closely each time before adding another one.

How many female bettas can I put in a 10-gallon tank?

You can safely add up to four female bettas in a ten-gallon tank, but please only add one at a time. It’s also important to add places for the fish to hide, so consider this when you’re thinking of buying a female betta fish tank. You can also consider a split tank to give each fish a private home.

How many female bettas can I put in a 5-gallon tank?

You can put one or two female bettas in a five-gallon tank. This is quite a small tank, so the fish will not have as much room to swim around. In fact, when decorations are added, this doesn’t provide enough room for three female bettas to swim around comfortably.

Does size matter when keeping female betta fish together?

No, it does not matter if they are the same size. Smaller female bettas will not be picked on by larger ones. However, you should never keep a large female with small fry or juveniles (fry that has hatched within the past week). This is because she could attack them and eat them alive.

How to determine if my betta is female?

Females won’t be as colorful or bright as their male counterparts, they are smaller, and they have an egg spot. Females are also much less likely to blow bubble nests.

What is better for female bettas: a tank with plants or without?

There are benefits to both! Plant-less tanks allow the bettas to swim around freely without any distractions, so you can see how active your fish really is during its day-to-day routine.

On the other hand, planted communities usually have more hiding places so two females don’t fight over territory much because there’s plenty of room for them all. If I had to choose… I’d pick the tank with plants.


In conclusion, you can keep two female betta fish together in a community tank without problems, as long as you are aware of the necessary precautions. If you have any questions please feel free to leave us a message!

You should also consider the size of the tank when you want to keep multiple bettas together. This is important because you will want to make sure they have plenty of room to swim and grow. Keeping two bettas together in a cramped tank will cause them to fight and stress each other out, which can lead to illness or even death.