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Old 10-14-2012, 06:37 AM   #521 
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I was also wondering how many females I could have.Thanks!
I'd say you could fit around 15 girls in there with no other fish, other than the guppies, and it has a good quality filter, and you keep up w/ water changes.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #522 
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Thank you MaisyDawgThirteen.I already have one female and she's in the 38 gallon divided with the guppies.Yesterday though,she got through and started chasing and biting the guppies.I took her strate out after but,now I'm thinking maybe she's not fit to live with other fish.Should I still do the the sorority with her in it or not risk it.

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #523 
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I'm planning on setting up a sorority in a 20gal (tall, I would have preferred a long but it's an old tank of ours from about 10 years ago so I didn't have much say in the matter), planted. I also have a few decorations/small terra cotta pots for shelter while the plants are growing in. I already have 5 neon tetras and one female betta in there, and it just cycled. How many girls total do you think I could fit?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #524 
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well im not sure on tht1. i do know i mentioned in the planted tank section i wanted to put corys and fems in it. was told lke 6 of ea would be great. so ima take a stab and say at least 10 or 12. but i think you should wait for plants first :)
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #525 
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I'm planning on setting up a sorority in a 20gal (tall, I would have preferred a long but it's an old tank of ours from about 10 years ago so I didn't have much say in the matter), planted. I also have a few decorations/small terra cotta pots for shelter while the plants are growing in. I already have 5 neon tetras and one female betta in there, and it just cycled. How many girls total do you think I could fit?
A 20 tall will hold different than a 20 long tank.. you are looking at surface size when it comes to bettas. Since the tank is tall you would be fine with about 6-8 girls, along with your other fish in there. As the surface area is smaller, you don't want to jam it with the bettas, especially since you don't have the plants grown in. Make sure the plants reach the top of the tank, as top and mid level coverage is the most important when it comes to sororities.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #526 
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Do you think their color matters? I don't want one to get ganged up on.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #527 
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well im not sure on tht1. i do know i mentioned in the planted tank section i wanted to put corys and fems in it. was told lke 6 of ea would be great. so ima take a stab and say at least 10 or 12. but i think you should wait for plants first :)
I'm too impatient to wait for my plants! xD I'll be buying more plants in a few days though, so when it does grow in it should be pretty full. :)

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A 20 tall will hold different than a 20 long tank.. you are looking at surface size when it comes to bettas. Since the tank is tall you would be fine with about 6-8 girls, along with your other fish in there. As the surface area is smaller, you don't want to jam it with the bettas, especially since you don't have the plants grown in. Make sure the plants reach the top of the tank, as top and mid level coverage is the most important when it comes to sororities.
That's what I thought, and why I wanted to ask. . . sounds good! I have some anacharis floating at the top, which the one girl I have in there right now absolutely loves!
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:05 AM   #528 
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Do you think their color matters? I don't want one to get ganged up on.
No, I mix Plakats with halfmoons even. It all depends on the individual fish, some are more aggressive than others.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #529 
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So glad this is a sticky, gonna be needing it when I finally move to a new apartment and get my 30 or 40 gallon, heavily planted tank...I plan on putting my four green Cory's in with about 12 females, adding 3 at a time. I have it all planned out...I can't wait! Won't be for about another year though :(
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Current time I have to females from same spawn( I think ). Planning to eat 4 more.
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