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Old 05-30-2010, 04:51 PM   #1 
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Question How many girls??

Is 48L enough for 6 girls??

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:54 PM   #2 
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Yeah it should be big enough. That's about 12 gallons and I know people with sororities of 6 in 10 gallons. Just make sure you cycle first and keep up on water changes because that will make the tank pretty stocked.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:56 PM   #3 
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Thanks :)

6 is the minumum tho isnt it? Or could I do 5?

I'm getting a dab hand at this cycling lark lol

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5 could work. Anything over 4 girls is best. I'm starting out my sorority with 4 girls and will add 2 more once my fry are old enough.
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4 is generally the minimum amount of girls, though I've heard that odd numbers are better, though since I've never had a sorority myself, I can't say for sure if it's true.
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From what I've read, when it comes to aggressive fish (such as bettas) odd numbers are generally better. That being said, there are plenty of people who have sororities of 6,8,10+ girls without issues. The main point is to try to have as many girls as possible (without overstocking) so the aggression is spread around.
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