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Old 08-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #1 
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Female Betta Sorority

Hi!I just wondering about starting a female betta sorority....
How many females could live in a 28 gallon with 2 tiny guppies that are about 3 years old?
Also, will the mirrored back effect the fish in any way?
I have 2 plastic plants, a small castle like thing, a terracotta pot, a glass dolphin and a no fishing sign, and 2 bamboos. What other decorations do I need?
thanks in advance :D
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:58 PM   #2 
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Add more plants, silk if not real. Females get nit picky and need a lot of hiding spaces to spread out the aggression. I've been told 4-6 in a ten gallon, so I'd say 8-10 for a 28 gallon.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #3 
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I have 10 in my 20Gal and they do just fine.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:08 PM   #4 
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Thanks J. I've been researching doing a sorority myself, but someone with experience is more help than me. >.<
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:11 PM   #5 
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:) I'm setting up a live stream for the sorority soon. And what i do is i look at their behavior as i add them. and so far they are really happy.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:17 PM   #6 
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Cool, if you get the live stream going link me and I'll check it out. I have two females right now, one's a fry-from-Petco rescue the other an average Petco rescue. I'm thinking about building a sorority around them {they're separate til the fry is at least old enough to have her colors >.<} and that would probably be helpful :)
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #7 
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I Just made a video. Editing now.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #8 
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I'd keep an eye on the guppies. I personally don't reccomend keeping them with bettas, as sometimes they are mistsken for other bettas and attacked. Im not sure if that goes with females, but it does with males.

You say your guppies are tiny? How tiny? Bettas have a taste for guppy fry.

Whenever keeping fish together always have a emtpy tank on hand. :)

Decoration wise, Id say more plants. Live if you can. If you look around on the site, there is a plant guide somewhere.

If you want, you can take out the bamboo. Its useless in fish tanks and just takes up space. It does look pretty but its not ideal for fish tanks.

If you want you can add a marmio moss ball. They are balls of algea that eat the nutrients algea feeds on. In a way, they keep your tank clean.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:23 PM   #9 
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I agree more plants like make is so you have it full! I have a 10 gal with 5 fish, with 4 caves ($2 at walmart) and i have 7 plants. I also found that switching up the decor, like some say you can do, was not good for me personally because to put it nicely all hell broke lose after i put them back >.< i would strongly recomment a sorority they are fun
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #10 
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Thanks everyone :)
NcPanthers, are real plants hard to keep? Because i Don't want to have to trim them and throw them out if they rot or die.
Jhernandez, do your girls nip all the time? Or do they just swim together peacefully?
caitic, the guppies are small because I didn't feed them properly when they where younger D: They're the length of half my thumb and their tail is the width of my thumbnail. Thanks for the info :D
MaggieLynn, my tank is pretty tall, compared to some others. Not as tall is it is long, but could I have anything that floats in the middle of it? Not possible, right?
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