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post #51 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 08:55 PM
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I really don't think anyone was trying to be rude or mean. They are just trying to correct misinformation. When there is incorrect information on this site someone may see it and just take it at face value. This can result in improper care of bettas or their tankmates, housing mistakes, or incompatible fish being housed together. I know that I would like to prevent any of that from happening which is why I was pointing out what was incorrect in your original statement.

Just because you have done something doesn't mean it is recommended. Yes there have been successes in keeping bettas with incompatible tank mates or in poor conditions but that doesn't mean it should be done or the idea that it is the norm should be passed on.
i didnt think anyone was being rude :)
i know better!
when i said thx, i actually ment it!!!
no sarcasm!!!
i appretiated all the advice and corrections....
and for now i have to keep my girls in the 5-6 gallon section, and they are all happy and doing fine, im constatly checking on them!!! i promise!

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i read that more bettas are better,,, do u think i could get 7?
Sorry zacheyp Angelicscar's response got lost in the above mess but she said it's best to stick with 6 girls.
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Sorry zacheyp Angelicscar's response got lost in the above mess but she said it's best to stick with 6 girls.
To make sure you see this, absolutely stick with just six girls. Stuff the tank with live and silk plants so they can hide from each other.
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Hey I do have seven girls in my sorority but I definatly vote for six after my experience. I have seven because I took the advice from someone else and I honestly had to redo my tank and reintroduce them three times to make them be peacful. Not all experiences are the same but this is mine.

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Seems like I'm the only one that goes against this and says... more female Bettas the better honestly. My local breeder suggests far more than 4-5 in a 10g tank. I tend to agree. But regardless, 6 should be fine for a beginner.

And to the rest *facedesk*


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PitLuvs*out of curiousity how many does the breeder say is okay? I heard many people do have success with more but I didn't lol.

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PitLuvs*out of curiousity how many does the breeder say is okay? I heard many people do have success with more but I didn't lol.
Success depends a lot on the personality of the fish not just the number of fish. That might be what's going on in your sorority.
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I might do more with heavy filtration, but definitely for someone starting out, I wouldn't get too overzealous with stocking.
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My breeder told me 10+ in a 10g, the more the better. But my local tropical forums over stock their female tanks, they find it better with extra filtration and densely live planted. I haven't tried it as I have a 15g with 6 girls, and females are quite expensive here :S I need more girls though, the aggression need to be spaced out. But again, not a commonly shared opinion.


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it will be 6 with good filtration!
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