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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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If I upgraded to a 20 gallon tank could I put 1 male betta and 5 or so females in there?
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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 03:47 PM
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U want 2 do that. After saying that my advice is bad?
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post #3 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 04:26 PM
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Hmmm... I wouldn't risk putting so many females with one male. I normally wouldn't recommend putting males and females together, they can all pick on each over and although some owners who do this are lucky it's definitely something I wouldn't risk! You could end up with a dead betta even if the tank was heavily planted I wouldn't recommend it. It could prove fatal and the bettas could sustain serious injuries.

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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 04:28 PM
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If you get the mellow of the mellowest and put them in all at once than it will usually work. But you have to be pretty experienced and know how to read fish behavior. Also to find mellow fish. You will also need a place to put a bully fish, just in cause you get one. The tank also has to be VERY planted with A LOT of hiding and territory spots. This is something for more advanced hobbyist to try. I dont think you should do it.
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I wouldn't do it at all.
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Ya most people wont. But if you think about it, it is almost exactly like a betta sorority. The females dont really like each other and there are threats of them killing each other. But people still do it and most of the time it works. Its just with a male in the tank.
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Best case scenario, you have a bunch of females fearfully avoiding the male or vice verse, most likely with frequent spawning resulting in hundreds of young bettas. What are you going to do with them? There's always a strong chance that the females will gang up on the male or the male will pick off females. I don't understand why you would even want to do it. If you want a group of bettas, then get all females.

I'm even beginning to see sororities falling out of favor here. Eve if you have everything perfect, something can randomly go wrong one day and you can end up with one or multiple dead or injured fish. Bettas come from massive rice paddies where they have plenty of room to themselves. I don't think they were made to live in groups in close quarters. From what I understand, bettas in sororities tolerate each other at best. Not saying all sororities are bad, but an all-female tank is risky enough. Putting a male in there is 100% asking for trouble.

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Not really. They treat the male like another female. They swim right next to each other. There been fine for 2 years. I also have some cories so they eat the fry. Its just that not a lot of people like to try stuff they dont think will work.
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Not really. It's that based on experience most fish keepers have found it doesn't work more than it does. Is it worth it to risk killing or mangling fish so you can say you had success? IMO it isn't.

However, I'm happy that there are those out there who've not had a problem and hope the experience continues to be positive.

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Not really. It's that based on experience most fish keepers have found it doesn't work more than it does. Is it worth it to risk killing or mangling fish so you can say you had success? IMO it isn't.

However, I'm happy that there are those out there who've not had a problem and hope the experience continues to be positive.
+1 for being well said. It won't be worth the lives potentially lost.

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