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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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How many females is it best to keep together

I have one feamle Betta in with 9 Platy. I'm now in love with Betta fish and want some more girls. How many is best to keep together safely with no fighting?
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Get 5 or 6 femalesto reduce fighting

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 12:00 PM
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Definitely odd number pairs, and at least three or more. The above poster had a good idea with five, how large is your tank?

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60 litre was gona go for 5 then is it hard setting up a sorority?
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How many gallons is that? And no it's not but with 9 platys you may not have room. Can you convert for me?

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Alright I converted myself.. that's a 15 gallon tank. With 9 platys and NO additional fish your tank is already over stocked. Platys are roughly 2 inches long, if you stick to the inch per gallon rule you should have them in 18 gallons minimum. You'll have to get a separate tank for your sorority.

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15 I think
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Yes it is fifteen, and it is over stocked, you have no room for more fish.

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Thanks. I wish I had researched Bettas and found out about them before I got so many platys. I was so eager I got them all and now I've fallen in love with Bettas Sadly I have no room for anymore tanks.
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Another question as you are more than I do about Bettas. My new Betta is tiny about the same size as my platy. Will she grow?
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