I spent the night at my brother's house and came back today to find that HE had been busy building a bubble nest in HIS side of the tank.
Tbh, the doubt about Stripe's gender was always at the back of my mind, due to the fact that his fins were considerably different to Milk's, but it's still a huge shock - especially when you think that I've had 2 males in the same tank for 4 months
Nugget - my thoughts exactly!! Still hasn't sunk in that she's actually a he. Also, the nest is, once again, under a dead plant leaf, which makes me wonder if the first nest under the leaf wasn't Stripe's, too.
Probably was a show of strength Daz.
I'm stunned they haven't killed each other! I've never ruled out any fighting between the 3 bettas as cause for the fin damage, but conversely, I've never seen any Stripe-Hughey aggression, either. Must have been happening during the night. During the day, he's always appeared submissive.
Tanks big enough to represent a territorial barrier, theres just room. Surprise tranny betta,lol. Still, theres your shortfin male. Hughey will never outfight a shortfin.Males fights are quick, no wonder you missed it.
Queue one betta backside check. Might not be the only one.