We have a 45g long tank (12X48X19) that we picked up for free. We have been undecided on what to put in it. We have some time, but we tossed around Angel Fish/Rams/Rainbows... then putting our 29g crew in the tank to give them more room and back to just Rams in the tank.
But I'm thinking... would this be ok with a sorority? It would be filled with live plants, rock, driftwood and sand bottom. If so, how many females? I have others on my tropical forums with LOTS of females in these type of tanks. Not sure on what would be best. I plan on raising a spawn when I feel better with Bettas, so that's where I will get my females :) They are $10 each at out LPS O_o
Another question, would 6 Red Eyed Tetras go with these females? I have a crew in my 29g that needs to go in another tank.
Tetra's are known for fin nipping, but I'm not sure how this would work out. Obviously they fin-nip longer finned fish, like angel fish and a male betta, but females have much shorter fins, and can swim faster. Sooo idk I'm no expert. lol.
I usually know about tetras and fish that are nippers (like Danios!) but my Tetras are in a group of 6, and if they were in the 45g with bettas, there would be more. Usually nippy fish calm down when they are in appropriate groups for schooling. 10+ is usually a good bet to calm any bad behavior. BUT I could just put the whole 29G crew in the 45G and add a few more to the schools.
Either way, I am TRYING my hardest to get my sorority haha
How big does the Pleco get? What kind is it? If it's a Chinese algae eater, they are NOT compatible with Bettas of any gender. But the 29gl would be plenty large enough for at least 10 females, plus a school of cories.
I'd rather find out if anyone on here kept them with plecos, I really don't want to start another forum lol I already have a local one for my tropicals. They all keep BNP's with their female bettas. I dunno!!
I'm at a toss up anyways. I don't know what I want. We're putting the 45g with the 29g crew in our bedroom... I have no idea what I want in the 29g. 10 females would costs me well over $100 locally for VT's of the same colors.