Well, some of you know I rescued two females a week or so ago, and ultimately decided to start a sorority. It was a perfect excuse to go and rescue three more...plus pick up a 10g kit...and plants...and ornament...and so on. I did a quick start and the tank is doing very well so far. The first day was a bit rough, and a few ladies got some nips and ruffled fins. They seem to have figured their pecking order, and I can already tell who is the boss.
First is Emma, she is a purple/white CT, and she is the boss. Second is Thelma, she is a red VT. Third is Lucy, my original rescue and she is a baby blue/purple CT. Fourth is Margie, my original rescue and she is a bright blue CT. Louise is fifth, she is a purple/white VT and she is at the bottom of pecking order (hence the nipped fins). She challenged the most with Emma, trying to be boss, but it didn't work out. I am treating tank with Stress Coat. All seem to be doing well now. A nip here and there still, or a short chase, but all is good. I have a huge water sprite, a large ornament/log, wisteria, silk plant... and also put all of my hornwort in there to buffer.
How many girls can I put in a 10g? I'd like to get 1 or 2 more. I may also add some RCS later, but wanted to get the girls situated.