Originally Posted by fishyface323
I just want thoughts:
Do you think sorority tanks are a good or a bad idea?
Just for a guideline, five females in a ten gallon tank.
I'm thinking of not doing it, because I've heard a lot of negative opinions.
1: Depends. They are more challenging, and need a lot more work than just keeping the fish separate.
2: I have seen someone put 12 in a 10 gallon tank... I find, that 4 or 5 worked best for ME... I preferred a larger tank as the more space there is, the less stressful it is.
Just because someone had a bad experience, they never ever want to do it again or want others to do it. My personal experience? Good AND bad. I have had luck... then I had some real nasty luck. I had to find better ways to make it easier on me to keep them, and easier on them to get along. I made sure to have a minimum of 4-6 females, and liked having them in a 20-50 gallon tank... Stuffed full of live and fake plants, driftwood and décor... Plus a heater and a filter. I kept them very well fed so they didn't have to "compete" for food.
WARNING: Sororities are not for the weak at heart. Many females are even more tough and violent as some males. Some females can get hurt or killed. Some females MUST be alone. One gets sick... They all can get sick.