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5 gal betta sorority

Would it be possible to have a 5 gallon betta sorority and if so how many betta should i keep?
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5+ girls in a 10g+ tank :( Why not divide the 5g and put two Bettas in it?


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There is someone on this tank who has a sorority in a 5 gallon, but his are VERY specialised circumstances - his girls are closely related, have lived together for a very long time, and are apparently extremely close friends, being happy with each other but killing off all other females. I would definitely NOT advise doing this.
If you want to start a sorority, follow Pitluvs's advice and get AT LEAST a ten gallon. :) A five gallon really is just asking for trouble, both in terms of space and bioload. In a five gallon, one betta and some shrimp or a snail are really all you want to put in it, unless you divide it for two bettas. :)

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5+ girls in a 10g+ tank :( Why not divide the 5g and put two Bettas in it?
i like the idea of a sorority, if i got 5-6 females in a 10 would that work and should i inrtoduce them all at the same time?
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5-6 in a ten gal is perfect. :) I introduced mine at the same time (I prefer it that way), but others say to introduce them in reverse order or aggression (gentlest first, most aggressive last).
A couple of things about sororities:
- make it REALLY heavily planted and decorated.
- sororities work better with girls who are related, so if you can get sisters from a breeder, that will be awesome.

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5-6 in a ten gal is perfect. :) I introduced mine at the same time (I prefer it that way), but others say to introduce them in reverse order or aggression (gentlest first, most aggressive last).
A couple of things about sororities:
- make it REALLY heavily planted and decorated.
- sororities work better with girls who are related, so if you can get sisters from a breeder, that will be awesome.
there are no good breeders near me and i buy from petco.... how would i cycle the tank
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Thread on how to cycle a tank:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=47838


You can use "Walmart or Petco" females, just try to stick to the same size... and with using these you have a LOT higher chance of the girls not getting along....

I have a 10 gallon sorority with 2 sisters from Cajunamy (breeder here on the forum), 3 sisters from Darkmoon (another breeder from this forum) and a sympathy Walmart girl.... I originially had 5 from Darkmoon.... one turned out to be a boy and one was to aggressive to live in the sorority so she now lives in a 3 gallon tank alone (which she loves)

You can find breeders on this forum and get sisters to increase the chances of your sorority working, but I know a lot of people on here with sororities have females from Walmart/Petco/Petsmart and they get along great...

Regardless, if you start a sorority, make sure your tank is VERY VERY VERY densly planted/decorated.... this spreads aggression and also gives the girls lots of places to hide

An example of how dense everything should be (my 10 gallon)... the live plants are still growing and Im in the process to switching over to ALL live plants



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Thread on how to cycle a tank:

A Beginner's Guide to the Freshwater Aquarium Cycle


You can use "Walmart or Petco" females, just try to stick to the same size... and with using these you have a LOT higher chance of the girls not getting along....

I have a 10 gallon sorority with 2 sisters from Cajunamy (breeder here on the forum), 3 sisters from Darkmoon (another breeder from this forum) and a sympathy Walmart girl.... I originially had 5 from Darkmoon.... one turned out to be a boy and one was to aggressive to live in the sorority so she now lives in a 3 gallon tank alone (which she loves)

You can find breeders on this forum and get sisters to increase the chances of your sorority working, but I know a lot of people on here with sororities have females from Walmart/Petco/Petsmart and they get along great...

Regardless, if you start a sorority, make sure your tank is VERY VERY VERY densly planted/decorated.... this spreads aggression and also gives the girls lots of places to hide

An example of how dense everything should be (my 10 gallon)... the live plants are still growing and Im in the process to switching over to ALL live plants


will those breeders ship?
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will those breeders ship?
Is this tank ok? Aqueon Deluxe Aquarium Kit 10 Gal.
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how does this stock look
TONS of plants
red cherry shrimp
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