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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm starting a new sorority, yay!!! I have a 14 gallon, filtered, heated, cycled, tested, the whole deal. I was wondering how many females I should get. On other sites many people told me to ignore the "inch" rule and instead use the rule of one betta per gallon. They said that they like to be very slightly overcrowded to keep down the aggression. Is this correct? It sounds good. I was thinking originally about getting 7 females and maybe one albino cory with an ADF. Does that sound good? I may take out the cory if 7 females is not enough for a 14 gallon. My tank has plenty of hiding spaces and little crevices to hide in if needed. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-26-2010, 04:26 PM
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I'm going to use the 2Gal per 1 Betta once I buy my other girls. I have a 20G so for me the max will be 10 girls, though I'll probably start out with 6 or so, so if I see one I want, I can get her. =P But besides that, your tank set-up sounds good. Lots of live plants in it I assume? I totally dumped a bunch into my tank. lol

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There are no live plants yet, because I only finished cycling the tank a few weeks ago. I wanted to be sure I didn't kill them some how during the cycle. :) Not the best with plants. But new that I'm ready to add some serious fishage (lol) I'm planning on getting some.

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Could female bettas be kept with schooling fish like zebra danios or neon tetras??
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If that is a question: Mostly, yes. I have seen many female bettas live with teon tetras and guppies. However, the attitude of the fish in question is a large factor. An aggressive betta cannot live with any fish, male or female. However, I now have a male delta who lives in my community and acts like a schooling fish. :) So, yes but be careful.

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Thanks, because I was wondering if I could find some females to put into my future community tank.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Well, for a community it would be better if you only had one. Because then the bettas would fight unless you had 7 or so bettas. So, it would work better if you had a sorority with other fish, than a community with bettas. But like I said it all depends on the fish.

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Cories are schooling fish and need to be kept in groups of at least 4.
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All right, then. I'll stick to just one.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hay guys!

I got the girls! But one turned out to be a guy so I had to separate them, urgh! I have to take him back tommorow! And another girl is deathly sick, I don't think she's gonna pull through. :( So tiny! Anyways... these are the girls!

Rosie: Bright Red
Pip: flesh colored body w/ red and purple crowntail (really small!)
NoName: TIENY TINY blue girl with dark stress stripes (deathly ill)
Q?: (has no name) two spots on body, Cambodian coloring (really small!)
Q?: (has no name) bright red, larger than Rosie and has slight streaks of blue through fins
No Name: I got him by accident, he was labeled female. Guess I didn't look closely enough! urgh! Cellophane halfmoon plakat. BEAUTIFUL! But I have no room... :(

pics coming soon!

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