I decided to start a sorority, since I absolutely love betta.
I researched it a lot and got the appropriate tank for them.
I have never had a sorority before, so I am a bit scared.
I bought 5 new females and this morning, I put them into my 55 gallon tank that contains: 3 long finned serpae tetra, 5 xray tetra, 5 peppered cories, 1 japanese rice killifish (non aggressive), 1 kuhli loach, 1 bristlenosed pleco.
The females are roughly the same size and have different colors.
They seemed ok, but where flaring at each other a bit and kind of checking each other out.
I wasn't really worried because it's such a large tank and there are plenty of hiding spots, but I realized that they are purposely going up to each other and kind of swimming around and being a bit aggressive. Most of them aren't looking for hiding places. 2 of them have good hiding places, but the other 3 are fighting.
I was prepared for fighting, but already, halfway through the day one of their tails is half gone, and I don't want it to be completely gone by the end of the day.
I am probably over reacting, but I don't want any of them to die. I am really terrified.
I put lots of leaves on the top as cover for them and at the bottom there are lots of plants to hide in.
I am also scared that I will have to deal with fin rot because their tails are so injured.
Its weird though because when I watch them in the tank, I don't see them biting at eachother.. or even being that aggressive.
Ugh does anybody have advice?