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Old 10-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #2561 
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what is the difference between stress stripes and breeding stripes? i got a new female today and she has horizontal stripes on her body (longways from mouth to tail)
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:08 PM   #2562 
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Horizontal = Stress
Vertical = Breeding
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:07 PM   #2563 
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Horizontal: Stress

Vertical: Breeding


EDIT: whoa! We posted the same thing
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:59 PM   #2564 
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How hard is it to start a Betta Sorority? Do you need lots of Betta exprience to have one?
Could someone answer me please? lol
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:06 PM   #2565 
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Yes. Try searching the forum, you'll find lots of information.

If I were to keep a 5 gallon tank uncovered, how many inches should I lower the water level?
Also, would a 50 watt heater be too much for a 1.8 gallon tank?

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Old 10-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #2566 
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How hard is it to start a Betta Sorority? Do you need lots of Betta exprience to have one?

The sticky (permanent thread) about sororities is near the top of this "Betta fish care" index/menu.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:36 PM   #2567 
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I read the sticky, but I just wanted to know how hard it is to start a sorority
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #2568 
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Is this good for my betta w/ suspected popeye?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:51 AM   #2569 
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I'm setting up a NPT, and I can't find soil without fertilizers. Does anyone know any? I'd prefer if you could buy them at Target, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
I just use the organic miracle grow potting soil, one I saw most recommended for NPT's
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:55 AM   #2570 
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Could someone answer me please? lol
As mentioned in your sorority thread "If you read the sticky then that is the best info.. 10g+, 4-6 females in a 10 gal. 4 being the very minimum in any tank. You will want very dense planting (real or fake) especially in the middle and upper part of the tank. So tall tall tall plants are a must. And not just at the back of the tank, needs to be dense so back to almost front. You want to have to really look and search for them when looking at the tank. A few hiding places such as a cave or cup are good for those females that prefer them (some will use, some won't.. mine couldn't care less, but my males loves them).
A sorority is always very very delicate and very easily can turn into a disaster. Even the most established of tanks, the best of breeders/keepers will have trouble. Always keep spare tanks (1+ gallons) handy for those girls who decide they don't want to be around others and you will have to keep them separate. You should put them all in at the same time, or in groups of 3 (for a 10 gal, put 3 in, then add in another 2, and etc for larger tanks) otherwise the one or two will establish territory of all the tank and any new ones in will be harassed.
Well, they will all harass each other for a while.. then they *may* settle down.. but at any time something can flare up and you may end up with hurt girls.

So if you are absolutely sure you are ready for it, and are able to house each one separately if needed, then a 10 gal should be minimum and 4-6 girls are required."

That is the basic.. it's not physically hard to set up, and it's not completely up to you whether it thrives.. you play a part in it in making sure the set up is right.. other then that, it's up to the girls and their personalities and temperament.
I wish you luck, keep us updated on it when you start it :D

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