I just lost my first betta this week after we battled several infections together. She just had something internal that would get better and then come back.
I am considering trying a sorority but I have a few questions...
My conditions: I have a 10 gallon tank, filtered, heated and I will add more hiding places as I have some but should get more.
1. I have just been doing partial water changes and adding Prime to it for my other tanks. Will that work for a sorority? I see cycling mentioned- will I need to do this- will the upkeep be much more difficult now?
2. I am thinking 5 or 6 girls? Sound alright?
3. Moral question: I know that they may establish a pecking order and nip at each other a bit in the beginning. Do some of you see this as cruel to put the bettas through this so that I can have a sorority? Does it usually work out or does it end up being a nightmare more times than not?
I know for my dogs, they do that too when a new one comes home- is the same for the fish or is it harder and more damaging for them? I know there is not a "right" answer for this but I value opinions of those that have sororities or have chosen not to.
I just want to think this through before doing this...