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Old 04-10-2011, 06:39 PM   #1 
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Betta Sorority One getting picked on.

I have a 5 fish Sorority that I started on Thursday. So far all is going great, except one fish (Tinkerbell) is constantly getting picked on. She shows no sign of aggression what-so-ever.

I've Taken them all out, rearranged the tank (as completely as I could. the only things that stayed in the same place are the Filter and Heater) and let her have the run of the place for a good while before reintroducing the others. To no avail. The only one that leaves her alone is Ariel....

Should I take her out? I'd really rather not because I honestly don't have the room to set up another tank. Any help here is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #2 
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is it just one female picking on poor Tink, or is it the whole group?
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:50 PM   #3 
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Okay, I'll give a solid description of what's happening...

Derpy goes after her whenever she sees her. And pursues relentlessly.

Minnie will leave her alone if she keeps at a distance, but if she gets too close, Minnie will go after her fairly relentlessly for a while.

Ariel will flare at her as she passes, but pretty much leaves her alone...

Nina is pretty random, but will attack her with relative frequency.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:04 PM   #4 
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Do you have any pictures of the tank? Maybe more plants/hiding places would help.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #5 
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My Camera doesn't take good pictures, but it's got plenty in there, and she does have 2 hiding places she frequently stays in. I'm just wondering if there is anything else I can do. She hasn't flared a single time, she doesn't even try to defend herself at all.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:24 PM   #6 
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Is the tank a 10 gallon?
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:25 PM   #7 
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Yes. Sorry. 10 Gal, a fairly large cup, a Candle Holder, a Bridge, a set of "barrels", 3 large plants and 3 small plants (plastic)
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:20 PM   #8 
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Try adding more plants, take them all out and reintroduce :) Line a bunch of very very tall ones in the back that nearly hit the top of the water so she can hide and then surface for air and not be seen. If you want a cheaper alternative, purchase unscented silk flowers and soak them for a few days in warm water and add them to the tank. Many members, including myself, have done this :)
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:49 AM   #9 
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As another poster mentioned add more plants. Plants that float on the surface or tall plants that reach the surface.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #10 
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Thanks for the awesome suggestions. I went out today to look for silk plants, couldn't find anything close by so I was going to go online and look. I figured it'd be a nice idea to check on the girls, see how they are doing...

So...UPDATE :

Tink has apparently gotten sick of being picked on and is taking a fairly good shot at becoming Alpha. She put all but Derpy in their place and is currently in a small feud with her. I'll be keeping a close eye on things, but she's doing great! Well, except the whole fighting with Derpy XD
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