Hi all. I've got a relatively new 55 gallon tank (that has finally shrugged off its algae and ammonia problem...) stocked with a school of Cardinal Tetras, and two small schools of Serpae and Phantom Tetras. There's also a handsome gold nugget pleco in there, but I don't really think he's liable to cause any trouble.
I know cardinals are probably safe, but I know serpaes can get a little nippy with long finned fish. So, I hesitate to put one of my betta boys in there. What I was wondering, is if I can maintain a little sorority in there! The bigger tetras seem like they can be bullies from time to time, but I don't know if they'd pick on the girls, since they wouldn't have those nice flowing fins. Has anyone ever tried this?
Most of what I see around are strictly species tanks when it comes to betta females. (And I can't set up another tank just for a sorority. The significant other would KILL me. We're trying to cut down on aquariums, not keep adding more.)
All of my fish in that tank right now seem to favor one side, so the other side should be up for grabs as far as territories go. Thoughts?