Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Barrie, Ontario
10 gallon sorority tank mates
So I found a LFS nearby that is selling female bettas who have been together since birth... and I have been wanting to start a sorority for a while now. I feel this is the safest way to go! I also don't want to have to separate them and have even more single betta tanks around the house!
I currently have 2 emerald cories in the 10 gallon, got them from a pet store where they were in BAD shape.. and in the same tank as goldfish. So anyway I took 4 of them home and only two survived. They are pretty happy just the two of them, they swim along together in the tank. I don't want to get any more of them because it's only 10 gallons and I am going to wait until I set up my larger tank.
I have live plants and a TON of algae in the tank so I was thinking I'd pick up an Oto or two to clear that up. Good tank mates for females, correct?
Now for the female part, I was thinking I'd just get 3 of them to avoid over stocking my tank. I read somewhere to avoid even numbers of them. Can anyone clarify this? Is 3 enough to spread out the aggression? All the bettas for sale are cambodians and I want the chance to add some different coloured females in the future. Furthermore, if I got say 5 bettas would my tank be overstocked with 2 cories and 1-2 otos?