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08-15-2019 09:42 AM
midnight+thegirls Ok! Ill keep that in mind, I'll buy some more decor asap. Thank you.
08-14-2019 07:11 PM
RussellTheShihTzu Needs many times that amount of cover before adding any more females. The rule of thumb is you shouldn't be able to see any of the females at a glance. It is not hides so much a having few open areas which provide lines of sight or chase.

Here are some examples from various Internet sites. I believe one is mostly silk/plastic decor. Hope they help.

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Almost forgot: Keep her separated and in clean warm water and she should be okay if the damage is only superficial. Good luck!!!
08-14-2019 06:05 PM
midnight+thegirls Sure. Heres a picture of the tank. There are a few live plants that are growing and will get 32" in there
08-14-2019 04:51 PM
RussellTheShihTzu This is, unfortunately, normal in a "sorority." Can you post photo of the tank?
08-14-2019 04:25 PM
midnight+thegirls Bump
08-14-2019 01:57 PM
midnight+thegirls Heres the pictures.

Sorry for the low quality.
08-14-2019 01:55 PM
midnight+thegirls
Betta Scale Loss, and torn fins!

Hello! I got this betta yesterday to add to my sorotiy tank. I floated her for about an hour and then released her, I did reorganize my tank so the other females would think its new territory.

She ate well for her first night and there was little to no fighting in the tank. All was well.

I woke up in the morning and did my morning routine t0 give the girls breakfast, I noticed that my new betta, Echo, has some scale loss on the side of her head and her fins were slightly torn. I removed her from the tank after they ate and took these pictures. Echo is still very active and curious, but i want to be sure.

Should I be worried? Is this normal? The Tank is 25 gallons and has plenty of hide spots!

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