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Old 07-06-2012, 02:16 AM   #391 
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I will do what you say. I have 8 four-month old females.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #392 
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I've heard some people (not necessarily on here) say that an odd number of females do better than an even number. Is this true? I can't choose between these two females I saw at my LPS; I would just buy both but I already have four females in quarantine and I want to make sure I don't end up overstocking my tank and stressing out my fish.
Also, I'm starting the cycle of the 10 gallon they'll eventually go in. I have an anubias, an amazon sword, and plan to put some ludwigia and another plant in there. There are old mugs and floating logs for each fish to hide in. As I said before, either five or six females will occupy it once the cycle is done. How does it sound?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #393 
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I now have 7 female in my 10 gal tank. They now get alone together. It looks good to see they all get alone and swim around the tank. Feeding time is fun to look at them. Some of my female fly up and try to bite the feeding spoon.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #394 
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feeding the sorority is a lot of fun, i agree :)
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #395 
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i had 6 2 months old females in a 5 gallon tank. 2 of them died and i don't know what happened:( i have a piece of drift wood in the tank, could that cause them illness? they had some weird stuff on their fins. it looked like something was eating away the fin. i changed water and added salt and melafix. hope the other 4 will survive, for now they look fine. any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #396 
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How many females can you put in a 5.5 g tank? Or a 6.6?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #397 
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Tank size- The tank you house your females in shouldn’t be any smaller than 10 gallons. 20 gallon long tanks work very well. A larger tank gives the girls more room to move around and also gives you room for plenty of plants, hiding/getaway places and decorations such as small terra cotta pots, bridges and castles. You can use either real or fake plants. The tank should be cycled, filtered and heated.
that is from the original post, read the first page of this thread again.
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I know, I read it. So then I'm guessing the answer is one since I didn't really get a straight answer
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I know, I read it. So then I'm guessing the answer is one since I didn't really get a straight answer
That's what I would go with since it is not recommended to have a sorority in a tank under 10 gallons.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:06 AM   #400 
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With a 5.5-6 gal I wouldn't put any more than one inch of fish per gallon. Since a regular female betta is a bit more than an inch, I'd say you could put three or 4 in your 5.5 gal tank.

Remember also that sorority tanks need to be heavily planted, so that takes up tank space.
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