Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Haha, Hadoken, aren't you the one studying anatomy? YOU tell US. :D The shoulder bone's connected to the back bone . . . *whistles*
I don't have a planted sorority either but I also just release them, no socializing or nothing. I'm either really fortunate or all this talk about aggressive females is myth. I think it is less important to rearrange the territory and more important to be there if you do get an aggressive girl so you can remove her and try again later. But that's just me.
I've never had an aggressive girl beat another up severely, not since I put the first batch of girls in when I started the sorority up (they were monsters at first). Ever since, if a girl is aggressive she just chases others and flares but no one really nips. Mostly, my problem with this approach of just putting them straight in is if a girl is timid and/or doesn't know the ropes and she doesn't come to eat. That's when I usually remove her and give her some special time in her own tank. Once she learns to associate me with food, she goes back in and has always acclimated fine the second time. This was how it was with Chamille, my yellow cambodian who turned cellophane on me (hence her name Chamille, short for chameleon). The first time I put her in, she hid in the back at meal times so I took her out and gave her a week alone. When I put her in again, she was right there with everyone else at mealtime that same day.