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Old 09-06-2011, 02:37 PM   #1 
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how many females can you have in a sorority?

alright so im curious, if I have a 10 gallon sorority tank thats planted with lots of hiding spots, how many females can I put in there??
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:50 PM   #2 
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You want four at a minimum, and you just have to be careful not to overload the tank. So...maybe six or seven? Of course, if you have more bettas, you'll have to leave out having cory catfish or other non-bettas.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #3 
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Well i dont plan on using anything other than my HM females, which I have 8 of. So I was wondering if they will be okay all in one tank, and yes I know to keep an eye on them
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:48 PM   #4 
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I will said 5-8.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:15 PM   #5 
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I would personally say 8 is seriously pushing it in a 10....thats a ofly small space to pack in 8 potentially very aggressive fish, even with proper heavy planting.
6 is the max I'd risk in a 10.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:26 PM   #6 
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As long as they've got hiding spots and aren't fighting they'll be fine.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #7 
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I have 3 in mine, but i started out with 7. Three were too agressive and I found one dead
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #8 
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I agree that 5 or 6 is the most you should have in a 10 gallon. The bioload alone is maxed out at that point. A 20 long would be perfect for 8-12.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:40 PM   #9 
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I had 8 in my sorority when it was in a 10 gallon, worked fine. I started encountering problems when I lost one or two from illness and brought the number down.. that's when I started seeing major aggression issues.

A sorority should always have a larger water change schedule than a normal tank. On my sorority I did a 50% weekly and another 10-15% change mid-week.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #10 
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thanks for the replies, I am not sure if I wanna do a sorority or not, I dont want to deal with aggreshion, I just thought it would be a little easier on me with one water change in the bigger tanks then several changes every several days.
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