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Old 12-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #1 
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multiple female bettas in community tank

Does anyone have any experience with mutiple female bettas in a community tank?

I have a 30H tank with neons, raspboras, endlers, and platties. I resue bettas and am trying to cut down on individual tanks, so I was going to try and place my two females in the community tank which is heavily planted.

any opinions or experiences??
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #2 
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More than two females is needed. Preferably about 4, so that the aggression of the alpha is spread out rather than targeting one female.

I have never had an issue with my females and other fish species to be honest. They have been with guppies (females) and they kind of "blended in" with them lol
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:39 AM   #3 
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I added one female and she seems to be blossoming! I had just hoped I could add more since I do try to recue and rehome, but am getting too many tanks. If they will settle into the community tank I can add several more females as needed. This one in the tank now pictured here was a walmart rescue, odd looking, and definitely in bad shape when I got her. But whe has colored up. She is just larger that the other female I have. Maybe a giant plakat?? anyway thanks for the anwer.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #4 
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I got three females and one plakat male in with platy's. All get on fine and the male doesn't harrass the females ether. The females are fine with the platy's too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #5 
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Horsy, how big is your tank and how densely planted is it? Personally I wouldn't risk male and female however if I got a long tank with many gallons, I would try it in a planted tank.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #6 
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Its 68L with old amazon sword's and loads of fake plants I would say well planted.
The male isnt bothered by the females.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #7 
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we have three platies and a molly (was two, but the female died in childbirth) in our sorority, and no one's had any trouble.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #8 
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they would be perfectly fine, but you should have a minimum of 4 females like the others have said.
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