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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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female betta tank help???

i have 2 female bettas, and i wonder if i could put them together. please help!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:46 PM
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I've heard you need at least 3 and it all depends on the betta.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:47 PM
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Actually, you need at least 4 or 5. If you get 3, then 2 of them will just gang up on the other. Not recommended.

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You need a ten too and three can work but not the best.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:58 PM
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Three is definitely not recommended. You'll need four or more, and at least a 10 gallon tank & lots of cover.

If you only have two females, you can consider splitting your tank instead if it's big enough.

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I have three in a 10 right now and it's working, but only because it was 5 females in a balanced sorority and we had an illness come through. These three are used to each other. I am, however, trying to increase the fish in the tank, but am looking at non-betta tankmates. These three are actually peaceful together and I don't want to disrupt that with more female bettas just now.

We did have only 2 in a tank at one point and it was a complete bloodbath. I wouldn't recommend it.

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No on the two. I made that mistake once and my poor Eugeney was completely beaten up. I would say either get more ladies and create a sorority or just split the tank into two.

If you do create a sorority make sure to have no less than 4 girls in it. Anything less and the low girl on the totem pole will get harassed constantly.

And as others have also said a 10 gallon should be minimum when creating a sorority.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 08:55 AM
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I believe three would work but 5 would be better live plants and caves are breat for sorieties.
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