Do females enjoy being with other females ? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Question Do females enjoy being with other females ?

I need some people who have experience with female sorority tanks, i have a 10 gallon with lots of plants, heated to 78-82 deg, cycled filtered, and 2-3 hiding places (will probably end up getting a few more if i decide to go through with this) tank with 1 female beta and 2 otoclincus algae eaters, ive been thinking about making a sorority tank (ever since ive removed my males to a half split 5 gallon tank) to add some friends for my female betta fish. My questions.

from observing or watching your tank if you can come to some sort of conclusion to where they are happier with other females?!?!

where they at times social/ or some what playful/ did they enjoy each other company?

thank you for your time to read my thread thank you, a reply would be greatly appreciated :)
Bettafever21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bettafever21 View Post
I need some people who have experience with female sorority tanks, i have a 10 gallon with lots of plants, heated to 78-82 deg, cycled filtered, and 2-3 hiding places (will probably end up getting a few more if i decide to go through with this) tank with 1 female beta and 2 otoclincus algae eaters, ive been thinking about making a sorority tank (ever since ive removed my males to a half split 5 gallon tank) to add some friends for my female betta fish. My questions.

from observing or watching your tank if you can come to some sort of conclusion to where they are happier with other females?!?!

where they at times social/ or some what playful/ did they enjoy each other company?

thank you for your time to read my thread thank you, a reply would be greatly appreciated :)
i plan on buying 4 + the one i have making it 5 in a 10 gal along with my 2 oto's :)

Last edited by Bettafever21; 06-27-2012 at 10:04 PM.
Bettafever21 is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 11:25 PM
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
Posts: 3,819
It's a gamble with female betta tanks. I have had about 20 in a female tank setting and only 1 was too aggressive to be placed in a group setting. (no, not 20 at once..a total of 20 different females in the past year). I originally had 6 in a 10g, then upgraded to a 20G and had about 11 females. Now I have 4 in a 20G. When the tank finished the cycle, I may add a few more.

I am not sure if they LIKE being with other females as they seem to be very territorial and can be just as agressive as males, but they seem to tolerate each other as long as you have a massive amount of decor in the tank.

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1396036_10151774258717861_1754587068_n.jpg

Tikibirds is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 11:43 PM
Member
 
teeneythebetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,297
I can't really speak for the fish and say they LIKE living together, but many do accept it. Some females are individually aggressive and cannot live in a sorority setting.

I have 4 in my 10 gallon tank. They have been together for 2 days, still in the nipping/chasing stage but it should wear off eventually. It's sad to see little bits off of their fins in the beginning. :(

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
― A.A. Milne
__________________________________
Espeon female halfmoon / 10G

Jolteon male dumbo plakat / 10G
teeneythebetta is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 04:46 PM
New Member
 
FrostSinth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 214
I have 8 females in a sorority, and they seem fine. They flare at each other a lot, and nip a bit, but otherwise are fine. I'm pretty sure they'd rather be in their own territory, but at the same time having the other females keeps them active and entertained. At feeding time they all gather at the top without aggression and hang around till I feed them. They seem to enjoy testing their strength/size by just constantly flaring at each other. By having 8 the aggression has definitely lessened than when I had just 4. Now they mostly stay out of each others' way.

WITH FINS:
Kevin Fisher, Blue VT Betta
Hera, Wild Color VT Female Betta
Aphrodite, Light Purple VT Female
Artemis, Steel/Blue VT Female
Persephone & Galene, Yellow VT Females
Hephaestus, Marbled HM Betta
Calypso & Halia, Blue w/red VT Females
Demeter, Cambodian VT Female
Uther, Sky Blue w/White Fins DT Male
FrostSinth is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 05:22 PM
Member
 
xShainax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Glens Falls NY
Posts: 4,691
Um...It depends on the personality I think

Open your eyes
Now is the time
To rise up
With darkness we'll still shine
xShainax is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Member
 
BeckyFish97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 1,121
Interesting question, I have 3 in a community tank, that are fine with each other, they had their spats but things worked out with a little jiggleing!I can't say they "like" it because I'm not the fish in this situation, but they do seem to accept it!Some are just not cut out for sorority life, some are too weak, or too strong, the only way you can find out is to try it, it may take a while for them to establish a pecking order, but bare with them, they will get there! Also make sure they're all females, I got 2 females and a male and only found out 2 months in, pineapple has his own tank now! :)

BeckyFish97

Proud mum of : Gandalf, Lily,(ohm bettas)
Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!


BeckyFish97 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Thank you for your time and feed reading about your experiences has helped me decide if i want to go through with it and if it keeps them active and entertained having a sorority seems to be worth the trouble of the first 2-4 days of establishing order. cant wait to go buy some decore and pick out my new females :)
Bettafever21 is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 05:45 AM
Member
 
BeckyFish97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 1,121
One other thing I forgot to add, be very careful when adding in new fish, try not to mess with your girls too much, the slightest bit of stress seems to cause world war 3 :P

BeckyFish97

Proud mum of : Gandalf, Lily,(ohm bettas)
Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!


BeckyFish97 is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Member
 
teeneythebetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,297
Don't forget to quarantine them for at least 1 week. I know it sucks waiting, but it's worth it so no illness/disease breaks out and leaves all the fish dead. :( three of the girls I bought came from the same shipment at persmart, they all had dropsy and died in quarantine.

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
― A.A. Milne
__________________________________
Espeon female halfmoon / 10G

Jolteon male dumbo plakat / 10G
teeneythebetta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Females monteboy Betta Chat 6 07-07-2011 05:48 PM
My females Nova Betta Chat 3 03-16-2011 11:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome