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Old 05-06-2010, 10:22 PM   #1 
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Question How Many In A 29 Gallon?

So, I've been given a 29 gallon tank with a heater and expensive filter, all I need to do is pick up a hood/light combo for it. I'm going to turn it into a nice large female betta sorority. It'll be heavily planted. How many females can I put in there?
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:34 PM   #2 
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Also, will a female sorority get along with some cory cats?
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:52 PM   #3 
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Wow, that will be an awesome sorority! I don't know how a sorority would act towards cory cats, though from what I've heard they might be ok together. As for the number, I'm not totally sure, but this link should help: http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:58 PM   #4 
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I just did the aqadviser and it showed that 20 females in a 29 gallon tank would have the tank stocked right at 96%. I was thinking somewhere between 15-20 females.

The filter is built for a 60 gallon tank, and is double sided, so it'll be able to handle a large wasteload too.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:59 PM   #5 
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Yep, I was gonna say between 15 and 20... boy am I jealous!!!!!

If you got 10 females I would say you could then put 6-7 cory cats in there too. :)
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:07 PM   #6 
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Hmmm... I think I want more betta's than anything else, so I may leave out the cory cats. May stick in a large apple snail though. Think I'll start with around 15 betta's and see how things go. Gotta get a few extra dollars though to buy the hood/light combo and the fish, and set the tank up over the weekend. I'll likely set it up tomorrow and start letting it run and decorating it and all, so it'll be ready when I pick up the hood and the first betta's.

Woot, excited and I can't wait.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:27 PM   #7 
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I would start with 4, and add two every week or so. You don't want to put that sort of strain on a new biofilter.
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That was the plan, because I can't see financially going out and buying 15-20 betta's at once. I figured I'd start with 4, and whenever I came across a pretty colored one, I'd add it in. One fish at a time, basically.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:37 PM   #9 
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That's a good plan. I think it's more fun that way!

I was worried when you said you'd "start with 15"!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:42 PM   #10 
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LOL, Yeah I worded that wrong. I mean stop at 15 and see how the filter handles it, and make sure once everything is cycled, that the ammonia and stuff aren't building up too quickly inbetween water changes. If not, then I may eventually edge closer to 20.
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