I've been debating for a bit actually. And I'm actually thinking I may not do a Sorority. I've been kind of worrying about it, and females are difficult to find around here, so I may not be able to get a good number of them.
I'm gonna be rearranging my room a bit, because I need to get rid of some stuff. I think, I may actually divide the tank for two of the girls, and get another tank for the third girl. I do have limited space, so my options are limited. I don't really like the look of divided tanks, and I would prefer them to have their own tanks, so I may opt to get two smaller tanks instead of dividing one so I can fit the two smaller ones on my shelves (my shelves are wider than they are tall, so I can't fit anything bigger than maybe a 3.3 gallon, because the hood on the five gallons my LPS has are too high for my shelf, and my desk has a TV on it along with the ten gallon I set up the other day. But its not a lot of space.
I'm trying to plan this out while they're still basically in QT. I mean, I suppose its best to figure this out now so I can get things set up ASAP for them.For the purposes of space, and making sure they're all comfortable. I may move everything from the ten gallon to my five gallon and keep that on my desk. I'll save the ten gallon for some other time, since I'm sure I'll have a use for it at some point, but it does take up more space than is ideal for my room right now, unless I sacrifice my TV. Which really isn't an option for me, since I am guilty of gaming with a lot of my free time. But I think It would be just fine to have one girl in a five gallon, so I have space, and she still has plenty of space. And then see if I can find some setups for the other two girls that will fit in my room and be comfortable for them without being a problem.
I guess this may be a disappointment. I did really want to start a sorority, but I just don't know if my heart could handle it, I'm not very experienced with Bettas, and watching the behavior of the girls, mostly Gylfie, I have a feeling there may be trouble putting this group together. And I will probably have trouble finding more girls to put in a Sorority. I should have probably thought about this beforehand, but I am prepared to make sure all three girls are comfortable. I really want what's best for them, and I think following my instinct is what will be best for them in this situation. I don't want to have to be constantly worried about them. But I don't mind having to go out and get seperate tanks for them if it means they will all be safe, and I won't have to worry.
I really don't want to go less than five gallons for any of them, but my space is limited, and dividing the tanks I have that I have space for, they would have less than five gallons anyway. I did see a 3.3 gallon "kit" at petsmart that comes with a filter and hood that is a good price, and I wouldn't mind getting two of them in addition to getting some heaters to go along with them. I know at least five gallons is ideal, but I know some people on here have their Bettas divided in tanks where they have less than five galloons and are doing well. I've seen that 3 gallons is a good amount as well, so I figure 3.3 would be comfortable for them. What do you guys think?
Again, I'd absolutely love for them to all have five gallons, but I don't have the space for it. But I think they would do well in 3.3's from what I have read. As long as they have all their needs met. I mean if I absolutely have to divide a ten gallon, I can find some way to move things around to have the five gallon and ten gallon set up, but I would have to actually move furniture, which I can't do on my own, and I would probably have to actually get rid of furniture.
I'm sorry, I'm kind of rambling.
Anyway, do you think getting two of the girls 3.3 gallons would be okay? They would be heated and filtered and I'd rig up an air pump to a gang valve for aeration as well.
2 Boys: Benedict (VT), Ramses (King PK) 3 Girls: Gylfie, Sonata, Alice (all VT) 5 Cory Catfish: Sherlock, Watson, Mycroft, Howard, Gimpy