Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Bay, California
New Sorority-keeping the peace!
Hello Everyone! What an awesome forum. Thank you for all the info you've provided since I'm brand new to awesome betta's. Here's my question: I have a 25 gal (fully cycled) with four girls (Nancy, Fancy, Bubbles & Lucy). Lots of plants, 2 betta logs, a wonderrock with big holes, leaf hammocks that I can't keep in one piece and a cave. The sorority is 4 days old and so far the water is perfect. First day was a pecking order nightmare then it mellowed out. Now they're pecking a little again. I'm assuming they will work it out over time. I'm wondering if adding tankmates, like rasporas or tetras will help calm them down - distract them from each other. Nancy is just bossy and I may just have to remove her and rearrange the plants, etc. The other 3 tend to be okay with each other, but who knows what it would be like if Nancy wasn't there. I just want to keep the peace if I can assist in any way. I ultimately wanted to get 4 girls, 4 tetras and 3 cherry shrimp. But I've changed my mind from tetras to rasporas based on MoePaac's kind response in another thread. My three concerns: 1) keeping the girls peaceful, even it means I don't get tankmates or if I should add 2 more girls. 2) Never overstocking 3) if I do get tankmates, getting the right type ie. raspora's or tetras. Any help would be appreciated!