I really really like writing about my Betta's and taking photos of them so I decided its time to start a journal, whether or not anyone else cares to read/look.
A few days ago i finally got to introduce my females to their 10 gallon heated, filtered, and very busy tank. I've been planning a sorority for about the last 9 months.
As everyone was being introduced, 15-20mins apart, i didnt notice any nipping or even chasing. Throughout the entire first day, there was some chasing but no nipping. Didn't notice any nipping until last night, and more today on Crescent Moon, my newest girl. She's about the same size as Atlantis (greenish), while Galaxy(White, red, purple) is the biggest and SunnyD is almost as big.
Photo 1 is of Crescent moon, photo 2 is of her fins as of this afternoon. :[ There's more damage that you can't see in her tail.
I ended up putting Galaxy in a timeout today for a few hours (I'm not really sure how long is appropriate) before releasing her back into the tank.
Photo 3 is of Atlantis, Crescent Moon, and Galaxy (in her timeout cup).
Photos 4 and 5 are of Atlantis, showing how she got a bit pale and got stress stripes when they were all being introduced to the tank for the first time.
Photo 6 is of SunnyD, my female that's many colors. Her fins keep growing and people keep telling me she's a female but I'm just a tad bit still unsure.
I also have a little girl, Immortal, who is too small and easily stressed to join the sorority.
Photo 7 is of Cypher, my dark male who is still continuing to grow. I adopted him as a baby in march this year i believe. Photo 8 is of his bubble nest.
Photo 9 is of a baby i adopted more recently and am unsure of gender. I named the baby Alice, hoping it'd be a girl and i would call my sorority "Alice in Wonderland".
Photo 10 is of Cheza, whom i also adopted as a baby. In the photo, Cheza is flaring and i'm still unsure of his/her gender.
Photo 11 is my older male, BubbleBerry, an Elephant Ear Betta who's fins are extra delicate.