Originally Posted by bettafishlover5346
Hey guys, I was wondering if it would be alright to put somewhere between 17-30 female betta's in a 10 gallon aquarium. The tank is cycled, because I added some ammonia yesterday to do a fishless cycle. (I think I added about 2 gallons of ammonia.) I will provide lots of decorations to make my fishies happy, and make sure to feed every day. I am even going to add a bubbler!
If you've added two gallons of ammonia, I suspect that your cycle simply won't happen. You need to have about 4-5ppm of ammonia - I'm willing to bet your ammonia levels will read of the chart. Also, the fact that you added ammonia yesterday doesn't mean your tank is cycled. It means your tank is full of ammonia. The cycle isn't instant.
And I agree, 17 females would be ridiculously overstocked. Also, bettas don't need a bubbler. Heaters and filters are what you need.
You need to do a lot more research - I suggest reading all the stickies.