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Old 12-29-2010, 08:12 PM   #11 
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Thats a better idea. My sorority has 4 females (one died yesterday. her gills were inflamed, and I never knew why. ) in 14 gallons. At the moment, one of my girls is getting picked on. Unfortunately, my Dad HATES my fishies, so I will have to wait until Thursday to go to Petco. (My baby sitter comes on Thursdays). How many girls are reccomended for a 14 gallon? I was going to have 7, is that a good number, do you think?
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:52 AM   #12 
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7 would be a pretty good number. A good rule of thumb is usually 1 gallon per inch of fish. usually bettas are about 2 inches so that'd be about perfect. If you want to overstock by one or two that should be okay. the more fish the less aggression there will be (in most cases)
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #13 
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Thanks!! It's a real struggle with my Dad to let me get fish. He hates my tanks. I can understand the tank part, but females cost all of $2.00 and I don't need to get a new tank or anything. He always freaks out. Today I tried to get him to let me go to petco, but we went yesterday to get some sand, so that is out of the question. . I guess I might have to separate Guinevere from the rest of the sorority until Thursday. Huh... the life of fish keeping.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:36 PM   #14 
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Yeah, you're going to want at the very least 4 in your sorority at any time, otherwise you'll have the stronger ones picking on the weaker ones.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:46 PM   #15 
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She's adorable and apparently very outgoing.
You've got yourself a pretty little fish there. :P
Do the girls get along for the most part?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:47 PM   #16 
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Can you please send me that green minty marble girl hiding in the background? She is LOVELY!
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:00 PM   #17 
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@Toledoll - Thanks! Yes, they're a pretty closely knit bunch of fish. They get along very well. But "fighting fish" being what they are, aggression is unavoidable at times. They don't get into bouts often, but maybe once or twice a month I'll find some scales missing on a couple, or a nip in someone's fins. I haven't had any serious injuries since day 1 thankfully.

@Martinismommy - That's Mew! ...and she's MINE. Mine, I tell you! :) ...She's a pretty little girl, and in fact she's marbled a lot more since those pictures were taken... in fact I think an update is in order soon... Her minty green...ness is actually irridescent and her fins are more of a blue color in natural light. Oddly enough I recently dropped by the petco I bought her at, and I'm just about positive that I brought home her close relative... same minty green, and she's a combtail BF... so she carries the marble gene too. weird stuff.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:37 PM   #18 
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What a cutiepie <3
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:40 PM   #19 
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AWWW idi bidi tinni betta woves her picture takin. ^.^
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