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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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10 gal. Betta sorority?

I was wondering if 5 female bettas would be good?
Also, would a couple guppies (female) and 2 black mollies (female) be okay tank mates?

This tank is already set up, It has some ghost shrimp and a couple mystery snails + the female guppies and mollies.

I can move the guppies, but don't want to move the mollies.
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All those fish as well as five female bettas in a 10 gallon tank would be overstocking. I would honestly be moving the mollies out of the 10 gallon rather than guppies. Mollies get much bigger than guppies do.


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If you had a bigger tank the extra fish might work but with a 10 gallon I'd stick with just like 6 females.If you really want a soroity go for it just make sure you know what your doing.I love my soroity!
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What about 7 girls (more is better?) maybe a couple male endlers (if I can find them) and the shrimp +1 snail.
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I think that a 10 is too small for female bettas since they are more active then males. I have 3 females in my 20gL and they still bicker a bit. At least it's not small to where they constantly see each other. You need to have plenty of hiding spaces and room to swim. I don't think it's a matter of overstocking, just that you can never tell a betta's compatibility alone. You might have a female that loves you and all other fish but will try to kill other females. *coughs and shifts eyes* xD just be careful and have a backup plan for the females if it doesn't work out.

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If this is your first sorority, please make sure you are also capable of individually keeping all of your girls in case the sorority doesn't work out, but I'm sure you are aware of that :P

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Yea. I have back up plans! :D
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If you went with seven females in the 10 gallon, that is all I would do. No other fish.

Your females are probably bickering Kiara1125 because there is only three. You ideally need at least 5-6 as the aggression is dispersed rather than focused at one or two individuals.

Only problem is when you start to overstock your tanks, especially a sorority, your water quality needs to be perfect. There is a lot of potential stress in a sorority tank (even successful ones) and all it can take is a small issue with water quality and you can have a big problem on your hands. So make sure your tank is cycled before putting your females in. You do not want to be doing a fish-in cycle with a sorority tank.


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I already had a female in the tank and I bought two more. The only problem is that the main aggressor might actually be a male plakat. I'm not sure. I would buy some young females that are already in a community tank, not adults that have lived in cups all their lives. The young ones tend to get along and if they're in a community set up then they'll be less stressed out when it comes to putting them in with other fish (betta or non).

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