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Old 12-03-2009, 12:10 PM   #1 
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Considering a sorority!

How many ladies in a 10? 4 maybe? I don't want to overstock. I know I have to have hidey holes and plenty of foliage. And I should get them all at once. I'm going to cycle the tank first using media from Tango's home so they're not stressed. So, aside from all that, anything else I need to know/do? Behavior I should look for or avoid? I know males pretty well but I don't really know anything about the ladies.

I bought Tango based on his health, curiousity and activity level rather then his color and all and he's been healthy and happy all this time. I think I should go the same route with the girls? (Yeah right! :P)
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:40 PM   #2 
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Yay! Sororitys are lots of fun, and seems like you have the basics down xD You've read the little thread that DQ wrote about them, right?

I'd say 4-5 would be a good number for a 10 Lets see.....as for behavior, its REALLY difficult to judge character in those little cups, or even if the girls you get are in a Sorority already.....when I got Mira she was at the bottom of the chain and beat to a pulp, however now shes top dog and the most social. You won't know who will work and who won't until you get it going from my experience.

When I look for a new girly, I look for health and color that strikes my fancy mostly.....activity level I find doesn't tell me much when they're in those little cups, none of them are ever really active....its not until I bring them home and get them into someplace warm that I see their true nature. But I do look for the basics, are here fins damaged? Is she swimming properly when I tap the cup to get her attention? Is there anything out of place on her body or fins? You know, things like that xD

Best of luck with your Sorority!
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:58 PM   #3 
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i agree w dragonfish
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #4 
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Sounds like you've got it all! Good advice there, Dragon fish!

Just a tip with Girls. The girls will swim and try and squeeze through ANYTHING they can fit through! Sometimes they are bad a judging and get themselves stuck. Example: I had a plant in a bare bottom tank that had a small hole in the base, I went in my room to check on my fishies, and my girlie was STUCK in the plant base. I got her out in time, she was fine except for a few scratches. So, be careful with your decorations. Those girls are DARE DEVILS!
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:21 PM   #5 
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Okay thanks guys! I think I'll stick with live plants. The water wisteria I have can probably be divided two more times and maybe I'll pick up something else. And that will help me cycle the tank while I wait. I'll stick to small gravel then and nothing with small holes. Daredevils... I have a daredevil Basset now so at least I have SOME idea of the lunacy awaiting me.

I'll read DQ's sticky. I'm a terrible sticky misser. :P

I knew if I hung around here long enough my fish stock would climb! I'm also thinking of a five gallon and a new male... for my husband... ya know? :P
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #6 
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You should totally get another male!! :D Err... your husband should get one. :P
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:41 PM   #7 
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lol doggyhogg good luck!
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