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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question 15g tankmates

Haio all,
so i have two female Betta's, they're in separate tanks atm but i have a 15 gallon tank that's unoccupied at the moment. Who should i add in with them? i'd love to have an awesome communal tank, which will be all naturally decorated (driftwood, natural plants)
So any suggestions? im going to the fish depot tomorrow so lemme know!!!

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 06:38 PM
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You should add more female bettas, just two will pick on each other. Try at least 6 :)

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hmmm more females? last time i tried to make a sorority my girlies wouldnt leave each other alone,.....challenge accepted!

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Yeah, in the beginning of sororities, they always peck each other to establish an order in the group. With just two girls, one will be alpha and will constantly pick on the other girl to keep her dominance. It can get pretty bad. Only separate the females when serious damage is being done, or one of the girls has stress stripes (horizontal lines). A sorority can be fun :)

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okay, back from petco, $50 later i got 5 plants, a drift wood and 4 more females. alls alright at the moment. though two of the females, the biggest ones are slightly picking on each other. they look like males but they have the egg spot. they have places to hide so im not worried, ill post pics in a min

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P1014336.jpg this is the tank =D the little girl in the photo is the smallest, my cams near dead so ill get more later

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You'll need more plants than that. There's too much open space. I'd get some floating plants and some more hiding spots.

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Ha I don't have the money atm. Each plant is 9.99...I'll order some floating plants later on once I have the cash

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The problem is, there will be more fighting with that little coverage. Do you have any fake plants? You could put those in there for now. Females have shorter fins, so plastic plants shouldn't be a problem.

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they dont seem to be fighting at all really just flaring, i put in an anubis from my boy mangos tank, i just floated it in there

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