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Old 10-02-2013, 10:33 AM   #11 
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Okay what are the specs on your tank right now, how many fish and what type including the girls. What filter(s) and is it naturally planted or have plants at all with inert substrates? How often and how much do you do water changes?
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #12 
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If you can find out who your bully is I will send you six girls for the price of shipping. I have six girls in classifieds right now that I picked up from a Petsmart that habitually lets girls die. They are very young and busy staring at each other as we speak. They came in at the same time so they are probably from the same breeder.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #13 
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I am thinking at least 15- 20 girls.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #14 
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Okay what are the specs on your tank right now, how many fish and what type including the girls. What filter(s) and is it naturally planted or have plants at all with inert substrates? How often and how much do you do water changes?
I have 6 bettas, 6 neon tetras, 6 zebra danios, 5 julii cories, 3 otos, 3 amano shrimp, and a bunch of ramshorn snails and MTS.
It's a 55 gallon NPT with organic potting soil and a sand cap. The filter is a Fluval C4 (40-75 gallons). I do about 20% water change every 10 days or so.



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If you can find out who your bully is I will send you six girls for the price of shipping. I have six girls in classifieds right now that I picked up from a Petsmart that habitually lets girls die. They are very young and busy staring at each other as we speak. They came in at the same time so they are probably from the same breeder.
I'm pretty sure I know who the bully is.
Oh that would be awesome if you can send me 6 of them! How much will shipping be?
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:12 AM   #15 
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You can get up to 20 females if you didn't get the purple passions. Danio's actually occupy the same space that Betta's do and I can tell you now that if you increase your girls, those rambunctious danio's will actually stress your girls out even more leading to possibly diseases and stuff.

So you've got two options that I see, you can keep what you have and add up to 20 females to further spread out your agression and not get the purple passions.

Or you can get the purple passions and risk stressing everyone out.

Here's what I would suggest you do and obviously you don't have to follow it but it's just most of my experience with having a shoaling group and a sorority in the same tank. If you want a schooling group I would suggest something more mid to bottom dwelling like smaller Tetra's or Rasboras. But here's what I'd do for stocking.

15-20 Females
10 Julii Cories (Shoalers)
6-9 Otos (Shoalers)
And whatever Shrimp/Snails you want.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #16 
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Aaah, I'm more nervous about my sorority! I think I identified the bully and put her in time out for 3 days by putting her in one of the store cups and floating her in the tank. When I let her back out into the tank, the other females got weird. The one that was in time-out is a CT. But yesterday I saw the other CT flaring at her. and then she would go flare at my largest girl, and then one of the others was swimming around and flaring at everything. And then I saw my orange girl chasing the pink marble- like a real chase, which I've never seen before. I saw her do it twice- I didn't know they could swim that fast! She seemed to be chasing her out of her territory because she went back to the same area after the chase, but I've never really noticed them having specific territories before. I'm just afraid that my sorority is going to fall apart. I'm waiting to hear back from jadaBlu about those females she offered me.. but I might have to go out and buy more on my own sooner. But also, how is it going to work when putting in new ones? I know I used to read that you should rearrange your whole tank when you add new girls to a sorority so they can all establish new territories, but there's no way I can do that in a 55 gallon NPT...

Also, thanks for your advice in your last reply, lilnaugrim.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #17 
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Most likely it's because they don't hang around with each other all the time so they're just so aggressive when they see each other again like we talked about before. When you get new girls, after the two week QT float them in the tank for another week or so so the other girls get used to her appearance. I like to do my two week QT in the tank so they have two weeks and plus some in the tank to get used to each other.
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