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Old 07-03-2009, 05:13 PM   #21 
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You can put 2 females in a 2 gallon if you keep the water changes up...
I would not try that at all >_> You need a big tank with plenty of hiding spots. Sororities are not exactly a done deal. Sometimes you will get some females that simply can't be with others. I had to buy a third tank because I had to take one of mine out it got so bad with her >_> She was nipping finsand smacking the others with her tail non-stop. She is now stuck in a 5 Gallon all alone, happier then ever haha
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #22 
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I would not try that at all >_> You need a big tank with plenty of hiding spots. Sororities are not exactly a done deal. Sometimes you will get some females that simply can't be with others. I had to buy a third tank because I had to take one of mine out it got so bad with her >_> She was nipping finsand smacking the others with her tail non-stop. She is now stuck in a 5 Gallon all alone, happier then ever haha
These are sisters so they'll get along but two would fight.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:16 PM   #23 
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Why do people think 2 females will get along in a small container ?
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:40 PM   #24 
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I'm not sure but people at the perstores ahould stop saying that.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:26 AM   #25 
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These are sisters so they'll get along but two would fight.
Oi, I will explain it one last time.

for a sorority tank you need to give them LOTS of space! I am talking about 10 gallon minimum, 20+ to be safe. Plus themore you have the better because two will more then likely not get along. If you have three in there then it will create a pecking order and they will naturally fall in line.

do what you like, your fish might be the exception. But to be safe I would never put them in together without a third and without it being at least 10 gallon. If you do anything different be prepared for torn fins
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:55 AM   #26 
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Oi, I will explain it one last time.

for a sorority tank you need to give them LOTS of space! I am talking about 10 gallon minimum, 20+ to be safe. Plus themore you have the better because two will more then likely not get along. If you have three in there then it will create a pecking order and they will naturally fall in line.

do what you like, your fish might be the exception. But to be safe I would never put them in together without a third and without it being at least 10 gallon. If you do anything different be prepared for torn fins
I'm putting ALL the females from the spawns together.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:39 AM   #27 
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I did this unintentionally, yesterday. I just began cycling a 12 g eclipse and wanted to see what fish were being sold at the local petsmart. I went with a friend who is even a larger sap than I am. I wasnt intending to bring any fish home! I walked out with two female BETTAS which I put together in a 2 gal fish bowl with plants. the bigger one seemed to chase the smaller one but stopped at the plants...

my friend convinced me to go back to save a 3rd...

ahem! I came home with another 5! all tiny. I put the smallest in the already occupied bowl. and the other 4 went into a 2.5 g - my quarentine tank.

one of the 4 died this morning. all the others seem to be swimming around that tank and doing their own thing.

the threesome bowl seems peaceful now too.

I hope the eclipse will cycle quickly. I also hope that they will continue to be peaceful.

I just dont know enough about fish yet...

I did my first partial waterchange this morning too. I would hate to swim in a toilet and Im sure they feel that way too.

no filters mean a lot more work...
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IMO a 2.5 gallon is too small for 4 female bettas. They need a 10 gallon or larger tank with lots of plants and hiding spots.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:33 PM   #29 
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yes , Im quickly learning this now. I decided to put 2 of them over in the eclipse ... leaving the big girl topaz alone. I tranferred the baby and the other red yellow girl over to the eclipse. it will be a more difficult cycle ... but I figured they needed the room ... they are the more delicate to being picked on.

the baby is loving the tank change. and spends a lot of time checking out her reflection.

garnet dissapeared quite a bit... seemed to hang a lot over by the heater. but she was swimming more than the smaller tank. I thought she,d make it... feeding time she didnt show up... and I found her on the bottom.

Looks like baby will have the 12 g cycle to herself. I dont want to risk stressing the others to move them again.

so my intended fishless cycle is now a fish one. I have a lot of chem tests and water changes ahead.
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