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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Can 2 females live with a male?

I'm going to be getting a 10 gallon fish tank. I read that if you keep 2 females for each male than they wouldn't fight...?

Also, I want to have albino cory cats with them. Would it be a good set up with: 2 female Bettas, 1 male Betta, 3 or 4 albino corycats, and a few ghost shrimp?

BTW I know that Bettas eat shrimp sometimes and I wont be devastated if that happens

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MALE AND FEMALE BETTAS CANT BE KEPT TOGETHER. They'll fight or be super stressed. Either a male betta or a female betta. IMO 10g isnt large enough to have a soroity of female bettas either. The cories should be fine with the one male/female betta. ^^
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In my experience, 10g is a perfectly good size for a betta sorority. Of course, bigger is better. however a sorority can function just fine in a 10g.

Though I do agree that you should never EVER put a male with any number of females unless you plan on breeding. Which I wouldn't recommend unless you know exactly what you're doing.

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Ok thanks if I do get a female could I house her alone in a 2.5 gal tank?

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Females will have the same size requirements as a male, yes. A 2.5 is the smallest you'll want to go though!

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2.5 gallons is fine under my experience, but you will have to do water changes very often to keep the female healthy
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2.5 gals is perfect- if you get it filtered- you can do water changes once a week (25-40%)

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only time i put female in with da male is when i am breeding. or else the male or female withh just fight to the death. just like thailand battle areanas.
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Thanks guys =)

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np prob sweety c:

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