Thanks for the response!
My ph has always been sitting around 7.7-7.8 so I think that should be ok.
I think introducing the Otis first would be a great idea, that's how I originally planned it. My girl has been introduced once to a male betta (NOT by me... it was a family member doing it behind my back
) and he almost killed her. Do you really think I should do eight of them though?
I would love both otis and betta's but with 8 otis and 8 betta's would my tank be able to sustain that without being overstocked?
As for the sorority I think I may just give it a try.. I'm wondering though, would my current betta be established as the leader most likely if I introduce younger bettas? If worst comes to worst I'd be willing to buy a small 10g tank, those can be had for pretty cheap.
Here is a picture of my tank;
As you can see its sponge filtered, heated, has good air flow and a few places to hid. The lighting is just over a year old and rated at 10k I believe. Its got a red tiger lotus growing to the right of the rock in the center (growing very slow), some java fern and razor sword. The Ulvaceus is obviously growing in the center and currently has three blossomed flowers. Unfortunately the corkscrews and frogbit all died. I do plan on adding more plants. I think if I was going to add a lot more betta's I would want to add some more hiding spots. Other than that my girl has been extremely happy in her home and is always exploring. Despite her confrontation with a male betta quite a while ago, she has a very happy and friendly personality.
Also if anyone knows how to get ulvaceus to spore out or reproduce, I'd really like to know, its my favorite plant.
Thanks for the help!