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Old 12-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #11 
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Yes it is stressful, compared to one being by itself. But its a lot less stressful having 4-5 than having only 2-3 females because agression gets dispersed throughout everyone instead of one picking on the other all the time
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:29 PM   #12 
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Ok, so if I had like ten in my 30 gallon there wouldn't really be any stress?
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #13 
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With a sorority there is always going to be an element of stress. The key is that you minimise this stress as much as you can by taking appropriate steps. You don't just chuck three females into a bare tank and expect them to thrive.

A properly set-up sorority tank should only have a minimal level of stress involved for the females. There will be conflict, but it should not be sustained or overtly aggressive conflict. There may be spats every so often, but these do not escalate into full-blown war. Any time you are housing a semi-aggressive and territorial species such as splendens, stress is always going to come into play. However, if you manage your sorority correctly it should never escalate enough to cause serious issues.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #14 
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So with live plants, plenty of two opening rocks and such, live foods, and 6 to 10 females to spread out the aggression, will they be happy?
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #15 
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That is why I said she should get 15 females so there is less stress. I have 5 females in a 10 gallon tank which did have 6 females.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #16 
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I think I will probably get ten, fifteen would be a little bit too expensive.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #17 
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I had I think 8-9 females in a heavily planted 10 gallon tank for a while and they were perfectly happy and healthy.

If you provide enough cover, stock a little on the high side and ensure your water quality is always spot-on, your females should be fine. I think a lot of the sorority disaster threads on here and elsewhere are where people have made easily avoidable mistakes when setting up, stocking and maintaining their tank.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #18 
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10 is fine in a 25-30 gallon tank. Plenty of room for them all to swim.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #19 
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I got told that not more than 6 in a 10 gallon tank because the bioload was too much.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #20 
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also with the ten I will probably have some shrimps, and possibly some other compatable species
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