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Old 12-26-2012, 01:27 AM   #11 
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There are also cases of wild cheetahs adopting Nd befriending domesticated dogs but I would't drop my pup off at the zoo and put him in the cage with a cheetah..

I agree not a good idea
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:37 AM   #12 
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No worries Mirage23.

I really enjoyed my sorority tank when I had it, and being able to house numerous females in the same tank also helped cut down on maintenance and equipment costs.

If you do your research and set the tank up correctly from day one, you shouldn't run into too many issues. I had a sorority tank of some sort for around two years and if it wasn't for budget and space constraints I'd set up another one.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #13 
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A sorority is a good idea, I am currently making a plan for one, but yeah male and females shouldn't be together unless spawning. I once when I was new to betta keeping kept two females and a male together. They were peaceful for about two years. Then one of my females got egg bound and died. That's when my male started chasing my other female. So just stick with a sorority. Glad you asked before trying:D
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:40 PM   #14 
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My sorority seems to be doing fine at the moment so I'm excited :)
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #15 
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What people fail to say when they claim to have males/females together is that they live in harmony for a week.. possibly two.. or even less. Most people post their "friendly" fish just shortly after introducing, but fail to say that a week later one or both is dead.

It IS possible if you have the right temperamental bettas, and a very large tank (55g+) that is extremely heavily planted. One member here is successful with it, but that is after generations of siblings and trial/error.

Would be nice if it were possible.. would solve a lot of my space issues :D lol

But everyone here has you covered.. sorority of 4+ females (based upon size of tank), lots and lots and lots of plants mid - top level.

Good luck :)
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #16 
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What people fail to say when they claim to have males/females together is that they live in harmony for a week.. possibly two.. or even less. Most people post their "friendly" fish just shortly after introducing, but fail to say that a week later one or both is dead.

It IS possible if you have the right temperamental bettas, and a very large tank (55g+) that is extremely heavily planted. One member here is successful with it, but that is after generations of siblings and trial/error.

Would be nice if it were possible.. would solve a lot of my space issues :D lol

But everyone here has you covered.. sorority of 4+ females (based upon size of tank), lots and lots and lots of plants mid - top level.

Good luck :)
Actually two members that I know of, Mo and Oldfishlady
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #17 
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Thanks everyone! Awesome advice from everyone! Because of space tho, my tanks are next to each other. Narcissus has a front row view of the ladies. He's been bubble nesting and I've seen the ladies watch him before. I think that boosted his ego ;)
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #18 
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lolXD
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #19 
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Putting a male and a female together is like putting to males together in a tank. Nothing good will come of it. I have a 10 gallon tank that did house 6 betta females but my one became very aggressive so she had to be removed. Even females together can get aggressive so putting a territorial male with a sometimes territorial female is not a good idea.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #20 
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it's ok tx, she's starting a sorority instead
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