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Old 01-17-2011, 11:37 PM   #71 
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I wish I had read this thread 2 weeks ago. My two-lady sorority lasted a week without incident before the girls decided to kill each other while I was at work. I will be trying again but with more fish this time.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:52 PM   #72 
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How long should it take for a sorority to settle down?
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:19 PM   #73 
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How long should it take for a sorority to settle down?
Eh...2 weeks on average. It also varies from sorority to sorority and female to female. Using females that are sisters usually don't fight.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:14 PM   #74 
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Eh...2 weeks on average. It also varies from sorority to sorority and female to female. Using females that are sisters usually don't fight.

huh, i see.. i ask only because it has been nearly two months and Bala has been aggressive towards the rest which then like tumblers gradually affects the others then there will be quiet for afew moments until one passes another then its back on again lol I think i need to get acouple plants that can float along the top just so its harder for them to see each other, i do have two tall plants already but i dont think its enough anymore. Thanks for the reply
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #75 
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Is it ok to keep just one female alone in a 5 gal?
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:28 PM   #76 
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yes it would be ok. Queen of the castle
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:00 AM   #77 
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Sure, no problem! A single female would be very happy in a 5 gallon. :)
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #78 
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I'm glad. I bought her on impulse yesterday, then worried that she may get lonely. I've only ever had boys before so I wasn't sure! But she seems very happy - zooming around her tank and coming over every time I look in at her. She is much more active than any of my males! I love her already.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #79 
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My sorority is up and running as of this morning! Everything seems to be going pretty well. I can pretty well tell who is going to be the head hancho of the tank. Most of the girls are pretty calm. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it continues to go well. I have only had one major fight break out so far. Only a little damage to a couple of tail fins but nothing major. I am trying to attach a picture of the tank (my first time) so hopefully it works and you can see it. I took it with my phone so it might be a little small.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:04 PM   #80 
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Another thing that works is putting your aggressive/problem girl in a breeders trap for a few days in the tank so she can get used to the other fish but can't get to them. It may help. It has helped me quite a bit!!!
When using breeder traps I advise getting a "9-way" its got enough room in 2-mode for a pair of girls if need be and completely open its enough for males to come visit in the sorority. Males healing fin damage from evil pet stores get extra therapy from lots of strutting around fins out.

With any confined container that has possible abrasive edges be sure to watch for popeye.

My time-out is simpler. I net the offender in a three inch net and swing it up to the surface and talk to her until she calms down. It gives me time to eye whoever she was chasing and net the other one if need be.
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