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Old 07-14-2012, 09:09 AM   #401 
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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.
srsly? I'd like to hear about/see pics of a 5/6 gallon with 3-4 females in it!
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:13 AM   #402 
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srsly? I'd like to hear about/see pics of a 5/6 gallon with 3-4 females in it!
Yes you're right, my bad. In fact, a sorority needs both more fish and more space. I was thinking theoretically and just based on fish size vs. tank size.
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How many females can you put in a 5.5 g tank? Or a 6.6?
A single fish, or divide it for two. Not suitable for a sorority. They need the space for the lower ranking girls to escape.
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I think all I can convince my hubby to go for is a 5.5 g. I was really looking forward to a sorority. *sighs* Thanks for the replies Silverfang and Cattitude.
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I think all I can convince my hubby to go for is a 5.5 g.
soooo happy I don't have one of those!
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Yes well we can't all be that fortunate. He is my husband, a lovely man, and I have to take him into consideration as its his house as well. Better a 5.5 g and a happy girl or boy than none at all.
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You can always divide it and have 2 bettas female or not. Some prefer to have as many fish as a tank can handle because lets face it more fish=more fun.
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Just thought I'd share my current set up. I STILL have to prepare my driftwood and alter the tank a bit... but here she is. 29 gal, npt. Currently housing 5 girls, with one taken out for a week to let her nipped fins grow back. Poor dear has stubs for ventrals and one pec chewed down. My girls are quite vicious. She is also a tiny thing.

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@Zergy...that's what Silverfang also suggested. I'm thinking dividing is the way to go once the tank is cycled.
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SFang,

Even in your 29 gallon with all those plants, it wasn't enough cover to keep the girls from fighting?

How come you didn't put any decorations/furniture in there other than the plants?
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