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Old 05-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #11 
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Um... Looking at your signature, is Sharkbait separated from the girls? If he isn't I would STRONGLY suggest getting a divider. Welcome to the forum!
See my AV...take a look behind my boy, lol. Sneaky butthead was disguised as a girl and made into my sorority for a long time. I only noticed when he went through a growth spurt overnight & built a massive bubble nest. I got him out before I had fry thank goodness.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #12 
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Sharkbait, is he in with the girls?
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #13 
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Yes he is. He's a bit of an older betta though. He doesn't flare/chase at the females, honestly doesn't even acknowledge them.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #14 
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Um..... You're taking a HUGE chance, but whatever works. If you can, I would suggest separating them.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #15 
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Don't worry, I understand. I was uneasy about it at first, but I have a lot of supervision time right now that I'm on summer break. Thank you for your concern though. If anything happens or if the situation gets too uncomfortable, I'll remove him.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #16 
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It's not so much him picking on the girls that I would be worried about. Girls can still be extremely territorial and aggressive. There's also a chance of your girls becoming Egg-bound and sick.

But if you're convinced it will work out, then go for it. I just don't want to see a beautiful boy like him getting picked on!

But otherwise

EDIT: sorry posted the same time as you so you can either disregard me or whatever you like haha
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #17 
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Don't worry, I understand. I was uneasy about it at first, but I have a lot of supervision time right now that I'm on summer break. Thank you for your concern though. If anything happens or if the situation gets too uncomfortable, I'll remove him.
I would have left my boy in my sorority because my girls really liked him. He was a key part to their hierarchy. The only problem was he was mating with all my girls. Honestly I knew he wouldn't kill the girls & the girls wouldn't kill him, but I know he was mating with them. I couldn't have a bunch of fry in a 10g sorority.

He thought it was great though...a whole harem to himself.
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I'll look into the egg bound sickness part, but right now I do feel comfortable with them together. I was surprised at how they all ignore each other. Ares, my alpha female, has an aggressive personality in small confines, but since I moved the sorority into the 29 she's completely mellowed out.
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I'll look into the egg bound sickness part, but right now I do feel comfortable with them together. I was surprised at how they all ignore each other. Ares, my alpha female, has an aggressive personality in small confines, but since I moved the sorority into the 29 she's completely mellowed out.
Have the girls shown any signs of being eggy? If not they may not be interested in mating & that would not be an issue. Does your male build bubble nest at all?
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The females don't have any symptoms of being egg bound (just checked to be sure after some research), two for sure are a little young I think, and Sharkbait doesn't really build bubble nests. He blows a few in a corner of the tank but the bubble décor mixed with the low flow from the filter make it impossible for him to keep one.
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