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Old 05-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #1 
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Sorority: Get more girls, or get some Sterbai cory?

I love the look of Sterbai cory, and since they are bottom fish, I believe I could get some for my sorority. This would, of course though, mean getting fewer betta girls. :-/

What do those of you who've had successful sororities think?
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #2 
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What size tank are you setting up for your sorority? And how many girls were you thinking of adding? Do you know the max size a Sterbai cory gets? I think all of that would help determine your best choice.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #3 
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I have a 20-gallon long with eight females in it and another seven coming this week. I put all the numbers into AQadvisor, and it told me I can have four cory or five more betta girls in addition.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:46 AM   #4 
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You'll get mixed answers on here. I'm setting up a 29 gallon myself & have been told anywhere for 10-30 girls are ok for it. If you watch the water parameters and are prepared for more then weekly water changes I think you should be fine with AQadvisor said. Don't think I am an expert though! I'm still learning all of this myself.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #5 
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Id go with the cories honestly, because they are just so adorable. I have 5 panda cories and the a male betta in my 10 gal npt.
I just bought 6 julii cats along with the one that used to be in my tank for my husbands 55 gallon and he is loving them. :)
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #6 
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I wish I could put anything with the betta I have in a 12-gallon Edge. He's just too vicious. :( I may have to move him to a smaller tank and see if another male would me more amenable to tankmates.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #7 
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Aw.he's a grump. Lol
My male in the 10 gal is shy. He doesn't even really flare at his reflection, and he tries to shoal with the pandas. Lol
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #8 
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Yeah. I think I've decided against the cory for now. I'll see how the new girls do with the ones I have first.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #9 
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If you do come to reconsider it later, I'd definitely look at the cories. I have a sorority/community and, whilst I love my betta girls, it is really nice to have different fish doing different things. :) Of course, you want to make sure you water parameters will work for cories.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #10 
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How many girls do you have in what size sorority, out of curiosity?

Oh, you're one of the ones with rats, too! I used to have some little hairless girls--loved them to pieces. :)
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