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Old 03-05-2011, 12:11 PM   #1 
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Tank Size = Number of Fish Web site?

Someone posted a link aways back that allowed the user to input Gallons, Filtration etc. alongside the type of species and it formulated the bioload percentage in terms of overcrowding.

Anyone share that link? Thanks in advance
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:13 PM   #2 
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:16 PM   #3 
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Thanks for the quick reply, bookmarked it this time! Thanks again!!

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Old 03-05-2011, 12:33 PM   #5 
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Wooo, sitting at 90pct recommended capacity for my system. Could probably add one more. Saw this amazing double tail female betta at Petco a couple days ago looking for a home, may be adding her to my sorority tank.

4 of my present 5 females were added together. The 5th was added bout 2 weeks later and had zero issue of picking on the new gal. In fact they act more like schooling fish as opposed to trying to avoid one another. If petco still has this female later today, she will be welcomed to her new home
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:41 PM   #6 
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Scootshoot,
I also have 5 betta girls together. One is about 7 months old, the rest are about 3-4 months old. I've noticed that cute schooling behavior too, with the little ones. Hopefully it won't wear totally off as they mature and become more aggressive!
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:50 PM   #7 
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Indeed. Really the only problem I have is feeding, particularly with pellets. The alert ones take in far more than they need while the slower ones get there a second late lunging for the last few remaining pellets . It's cute and all but frustrating at times. Luckily I have daphnia which spreads out atop the water which makes it easier for everyone to get equal share..

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Old 03-05-2011, 02:05 PM   #8 
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from what that site told me.....my 30gal eclipse is 380% over stocked O.o?
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:08 PM   #9 
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Scootshoot,

What I've been trying to do is soak 7 pellets (1 for each betta girl, plus 2 for the guppies, who eat as much as the bettas) and pour those in. The I put in a pinch of tiny flakes for the neons. It seems to work pretty well.

After the night feeding, I turn off the lights and toss in the bottom feeders' food. The bettas don't see as well in the dark, so the bottom feeders have half a chance to eat. ;)

The crown tail has a very round tummy, so I 'net' her now and again while the others eat. When she slims down a bit, then she can nom with the rest.

This sorority stuff has lots of little quirks and tricks to it... and speaking of bioload (which this thread was about, lol), I'm reading in elsewhere in the forum that sororities are better when slightly overstocked...
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:02 PM   #10 
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Hmm, I checked it out for my tank, which is divided 3 ways and has a betta in each section. Said I was 61% stocked, which is fine. Then I wanted to see what it would say if I added 4 ghost shrimp. It said it would 66% stocked, but that it's not recommended to house ghost shrimp and bettas together... I don't have any shrimpies yet, though I was considering it. Now I don't know...
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