Male in a Sorority?
Okay, now, before you all freak out based on the topic--I know. Sounds like madness.
However, today I introduced Patrick, my white marble DT, into my sorority of four girls. This was not a random decision; I've long harbored the suspicion that Patrick is as asexual as a male betta can get. I had him in a 2 gallon for a brief period of time, and he never even blinked when I added a girl into the tank right next to him. For the last two months, he's been in a divided ten-gallon with two other boys, and still, I've never seen him react to anything. I mean this in the most extreme sense--I've never seen him blow a bubblenest or flare at anything, ever, even though he's very healthy and active.
I've been watching the sorority pretty much non-stop since I added Patrick today, and there've been no problems whatsoever. I haven't even seen anyone posture at anyone else, let alone flare or chase. The girls do seem to be treating him with a bit more respect than they usually give to a new girl, but that's the only difference I've seen.
So, has anyone else ever attempted this and had it succeed? And just for clarification, I don't plan on leaving him free-swimming in the tank tonight; I was going to take a little 1 gallon plastic tank, rig it to where it's attached inside the 10 gallon, and then leave him there while I'm not around to keep an eye on him.
Last edited by dramaqueen; 08-05-2010 at 12:14 AM.