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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2010, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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3 females in community?

I know the minimum is 4 female bettas in a sorority. But can you have 3 in a community? With other species of fish? I already have Redhead in the community tank, and I want Winx and Bubbles to live with her.
The territories would be divided with the other fish, right?
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How big is the tank? And how many other fish are in there? List species and number of that species please.

If the tank is big enough just get another girl.

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9 fish in a 30 gallon. The gouramies are the biggest and there are only 3.

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What fish other than Gouramis?

Bettas and Gouramis are generally NOT good tank mates at all. They are both from the anabantid family so they are often aggressive towards each other.

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Oh, my Gouramies are absolute angels. The respect my female betta. The other fish are not agressive. Execpt for my grumpy red finned shark that will nip at everyone if they get to close.
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*sorry for double post*

My main question is; will the territories be dived up, and will the females fight?
I don't want them to fight.
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I had 3 females in a 50 gal planted tank for about a 2 weeks and they got along just fine, but they did chase around each other a little for 1 or 2 days when I first added them into the tank. I recently added a fourth female. Other fish are also in the same tank (3 corys, 3 zebra danios, 3 neon tetras, 3 baby guppies and 1 red tetra) with no problems so far.

It is so interesting to watch bettas swim around with other fish. I want to get more bettas!!! :)
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I had 3 females in a 50 gal planted tank for about a 2 weeks and they got along just fine, but they did chase around each other a little for 1 or 2 days when I first added them into the tank. I recently added a fourth female. Other fish are also in the same tank (3 corys, 3 zebra danios, 3 neon tetras, 3 baby guppies and 1 red tetra) with no problems so far.

It is so interesting to watch bettas swim around with other fish. I want to get more bettas!!! :)
Thanks for the advice! I managed to dig a ten gallon out from my garage. Who knows what I might do if I could get a 4th girl... :)
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I would do a minimum of 4 girls living together in a community or a sorority. The more dominant two bettas will gang up on the weakest one and kill her eventually. I also agree that gouramis are not good tankmates for bettas at all, you should really have a plan B if you're thinking of going through with this.
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I would do a minimum of 4 girls living together in a community or a sorority. The more dominant two bettas will gang up on the weakest one and kill her eventually. I also agree that gouramis are not good tankmates for bettas at all, you should really have a plan B if you're thinking of going through with this.
I do. I plan to get another female and set up a ten gallon. :)
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