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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Have a question about sorority tanks... is it recommended to keep a minimum of 5? Is this also meant to diffuse aggression?

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I've heard 6 is best, and to get them all at once, but I only have one male, and one female. No experience in a girl group lol.

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I started up another sorority recently, but started with 2. It went okay. But its also in a big tank. ymmv. Now I've got 5 in there, hoping to do 10 or whatever big number. Never really seen any fighting, some flaring and body circling but, they mind their own business. I think the min. is 4.
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Min is usually recommended as 5, minimum size tank would be 10 gallons though 20+ is better. Ive read you have a better chance of a peacefull tank if you keep sisters rather than random females.
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depends on the size of your tank... in a ten gallon 6 is recommended, to spread out the aggression.

in a much larger tank you can have or less... it shouldn't really matter.

The ones at win looks like siblings, you probably wont have a cat fight if you are looking at those..
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awesome!!!!! im so looking forward to seeting up a new tank.

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awesome!!!!! im so looking forward to seeting up a new tank.
Useful sticky specifically about sororities:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=29402
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In a heavily planted tank you can get away with less, but I wouldn't try it. When things go bad, they'll go bad quick with fewer numbers.
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Have a question about sorority tanks... is it recommended to keep a minimum of 5? Is this also meant to diffuse aggression?

<--- obviously learning about bettas at the moment :O)

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I've been thinking about a sorority tank as well, but don't have the room right now. Why don't you post this question on the main forum rather than the NY sub-forum? You might get more responses.
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I feel like this is the main forum and the rest is sub.... >.>
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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hah... well part of it is we all know each other now. I'm hoping to cast a wider net to involve other hobbyists in the tri-state area to our meets as well.

I must admit, my tanks havent looked this good and MTS is hitting hard

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