Male And Female Bettas Living Together
SOOO a while back I posted a thread about combining my sorority with my community tank. My community tank has a male betta, so I have to get a tank larger than would typically be required for that amount of fish. I have recently contacted someone on craiglist about a 77 gallon aquarium. It comes with tank, custom stand, filter, and lights for about $250 dollars. I really hope it is still available, to say the least. Either way, I am getting an aquarium 70-75 gallons at least. Once combined, in the tank there would be:
1 Male Betta
10 Female Bettas
8 Female Guppies
2 Male Guppies
7 Albino Cories
1 Tiger Pleco (NOT the big kind lol)
Plus the shrimp and snails, though I don't think they will make that much of a difference in such a large tank. Also, I expect the guppy population to increase, it is inevitable. They're guppies lol :)
I would really like to hear experienced fish keepers' opinions and experiences when keeping male and female bettas together. Do they spawn in a community tank? If so, do the fry typically survive? Do female bettas get jealous of each other? Etc, etc….
One more question…. I have a dwarf pea puffer solo in a 5 gallon. I know that they are aggressive and do best in species-only tanks, but since the 77 is so big would it be okay to add the pea? If not, that is totally fine. It would just make less tanks to clean.
I would really only like experienced fish keepers' opinions on the matter.