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Old 03-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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started a betta sorority tank


i have been toying with the idea of starting a sorority tank and wile i was at a local shop they had a tank with a bunch of girls in it i now have 5 girls in a 20 tall with plants, caves and decor
no aggression in the past day will update with results
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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I've been wanting to start something like this too. I'll be looking forward to updates, and pics too!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yes, please keep us updated. I'm starting to see more multiple-females in one tank in the LFS.

Are you adding a male or just leaving it all-female?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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Yes, please keep us updated. I'm starting to see more multiple-females in one tank in the LFS.

Are you adding a male or just leaving it all-female?
Adding a male would ruin any chance of keeping the females in check.

I too have noticed some LFS keeping females in a single tank - it's risky without a lot of cover, especially since males are the primary seller - females can be stuck in the tank together for a very long time.

bettafish.com has a ton of sorority info and experiences. They're not difficult to keep, but they do require a certain amount of diligence as females can be very temperamental and fights do break out.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #5
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well one of them collored up very nicely and turned out to be a male "-__-
he gaurds one corner and chases the girls that get close but no nipping or smashing into them,. so ill try to get him out i dont think the store will take him back
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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The male will do nice in a planted 5g tanks, plus i personally dont lik how bettas are kept anyways. On the flipside i have had a 10g planted sorority tank with 5 girls for about 7 months now and there have been no fights at all and am really happy with it,they always swarm the surface when i come by thinking there gonna het fed hope yours turns out great.
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