Originally Posted by cdouglas93
So here is a quesiton. Some of you might have seen that I want to start my own sorority but with a ten gallon I can only have 4 or 5 tops. Atm I have a little girl that my boyfriend had gotten me as a gift. After following this forum for a while I would rather rescue some female betta's or purchase them from some other non-petstore. I'm not looking to breed these females so that doesn't matter to me. I live in NE ohio.
I am putting 6 girls in my ten gallon. I have three right now being QTed in separate one gallon tanks that I ordered from Mo on this forum and I'm getting my other three from Chard56 on this forum. More girls is better... I also have a back up 4 gallon in case one of the girls doesn't work out.
If you do rescues and get sick looking girls at a pet store, you'll need to harass them to give them to you for free. Convince them that they are sick and they will die in the store if they don't give them to you. No reason in paying the pet stores so they can order more fish and take bad care of them...
The problem with rescuing fish for a sorority is that all of them need to be QTed and nursed back to health before you can put them in one tank and the girls in the pet store aren't usually socialized as much at birth as girls from private breeders, so you may get girls who are too aggressive for sorority life. If I were doing rescues, I'd keep them in separate tanks indefinitely... Getting younger healthy girls from a breeder is your best bet for females that are suited for sorority life.