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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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I am back with a new tank!

Hi everyone.
I just found a 55 gallon on craigslist and I've thinking on starting a sorority.
Question is how many females and what other fish can I put in there, I want to have as many females as I can but also some other kind of fish if possible, ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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I think 20 would be adequate. The rule of thumb could work here of one inch per fish. Lets say each female is 2.5 inches then you could fit 20 in a 50 gallon. 2 or 3 more or less wouldn't make to much of a difference. Sounds like a cool project!

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20 Sounds like a good number but I am also thinking about housing other fish.
Would 20 plus some other fish would be too much?

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You could try going with 10 females, and then pick another species to go in there. :)

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I know about good companions for a male betta but i don't know if it would be different with a sorority; by the way no platies i have had bad luck with them in the past.

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My platys murdered both gouramis -_- I'm with you on that.

I've had female guppies with female bettas and they got along really well. I think it's not as bad with a female sorority, considering that they are shorter finned.

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My platies started getting sick out of nowhere and no matter what i did, i couldn't recover them. every single platy I've owned has die.

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