My first sorority tank :)
Its a 6.6 gallon housing 4 girls (my first female bettas)
That's too small for 4 females! You need at LEAST a 10 gallon. You really shouldn't have them together in something that small. It may not seem like it, but 3.4 gallons makes a HUGE difference when it comes to them being able to hide from each other and the amount of aggression they'll have toward one another. I'm not trying to be rude. I'm concerned about your fishs' safety and happiness. It has nothing to do with you. I just don't want them to hurt each other.
oh man :( I really thought 6.6 gallons was good for 4 small girl bettas. But I think what you're saying makes sense. Thing is I can't take any of them out right now because I read not to have less than 4. I have 2 extra 1 gallon tanks I can temporarily house 2 of them in- would either have to put 1 back in the cup she came in or figure something else out. I dont want them to hurt each other either. I have 2 that keep messing with each other but I thought they were establishing themselves - pecking order so to speak. I'm going back to the store for a 10 gal tomorrow and I'll use the 6.6 gal for 1 or possibly 2 males (divided)
thanks for your help! I'll get another girl to join them. To be safe overnight, I'm going to split them up
You're welcome! I hope things go better in the ten gallon. =) I can't wait to see what it looks like. Also, make sure there is one hiding spot (cave) for each female. If you don't want to buy more decorations, coffee cups work great!
do bettas like airstones n stuff? i thought since they liked still water they wouldnt really like that.
Not really. Some might like to play and chase the bubbles. They dont need the oxygen from them. Actually, airstones dont really oxygenate the water like its said they do...but thats another topic entirely! LOL!
Btw, hun- the reason you probably didnt have good luck with those other plants is because they werent aquatic. Many sold in stores are not aquatic. Swords arent the easiest to own, but check this out, it may help you :)