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Old 08-31-2011, 12:40 PM   #1 
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Sorority! :)

So I was planning on waiting until January, but I saw two girls today at Petsmart and decided I'd go for it now. So here is the lineup:



from left to right, Demi, unnamed girl, unnamed girl, and Florence. (:
I'm putting them in a ten gal for now, and watching this evening to see if it will work. If not and I have to pull somebody out, I'll wait til I get a twenty gal and go from there.

I'm setting up the tank right now, adding water, plants etc, and I've sat them beside each other for a view.


Any tips for introducing them?

Also, here's the girls I bought today:










I also (if everything goes well!) will have another addition next week. :3

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Old 08-31-2011, 01:29 PM   #2 
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here's my tank (:
i'm about to get let them float.. introduce them size by size.
wish me luck!
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:12 PM   #3 
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how many do you have? 6?
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:17 PM   #4 
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I have four.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:19 PM   #5 
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i think i'm gonna have to try it again later.. lots of brawling x-x

the little peach one behaved pretty well.. but Florence, Demi and the sapphire one .. they got into it.
Demi and the sapphire started circling each other and whipping their tails at each other.. and Demi got bit. her tail's a little torn up. she got stressed and started running around the tank.
Florence kept trying to be involved with the fight..


should i have at least six?

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sorry i was confused by the 4 on top plus the 2 below. I have 5 in my 10g and they're doing great together.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #7 
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oh sorry, lmao. P:
is fighting the first few days normal? did yours fight a little?
i'm like, watching and having a panic attack when Demi and the sapphire get at it.



trying to decide if i should try it again..

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:39 PM   #8 
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A lot of sororities fail. The more experienced members don't recommend it for people who don't have a lot of experience under their belt.
I believe the recommend number of females together is at least 5.

Try adding some more hiding places. There will be aggression for the first week or so. Females create a so-called "pecking order", kinda like a wolf pack, with an alpha, beta, so on...
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #9 
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I took a video:



I was pretty much documenting the entire process.
is ~that~ kind of fighting normal?


I'm hoping this sorority doesn't fail. But I took them out and their in their individual QT tanks with some AQ salt.

I think I'll wait til I get a fifth or sixth..

The peach one generally didn't fight at all.. it was Demi and the sapphire one.
Florence kept acting like oh! a cat fight! lemme in! but the most she did was chase Demi about.

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update: the problem ~may~ have been Demi..
i took her out and put the two new girls and Florence in.
just to see which one was being more aggressive.

so far none of the three have fought.. still watching carefully.



lol just kidding. another fight.
took them out.
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