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  1. minimum size for sorority tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    i'm getting a lot of mixed opinions/articles on what the minimum tank size would be for a small sorority tank with 4 bettas, i already have a lot of the stuff for it and i have 2 10 gallons readily available to me right now as well as plants and hiding spots. but now i'm second-guessing if 10...
  2. Female Bettas Not Faring Well

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had a 5.5 gallon tank of four female bettas since the semester started (a little before mid-january). I know this isn't the ideal setup for a sorority, but it's worked very well for me in the past. They have a filter, an LED light, and a heater. The bottom is covered by standard gravel and...
  3. Female betta, sluggish, unitersted in food, breathing heavy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 5.5 gallon What temperature is your tank? 80* F Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? She has an anubis plant Food What type of...
  4. Bettas and Cherry Barbs?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi everyone, I'm new here!:-) I have had many problems including the pH and Ammonia. Many fish deaths have occurred. I have a 20 gallon long, densely planted with fake plants. I haven't tested my water today, but here's the readings from yesterday: Ammonia-0.50 Nitrate-0 Nitrite-0 Total...
  5. Questions about starting up a sorority...

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I currently have a cycled 10 gallon that is fairly heavily planted and I have heard of sororities in 10 gallons. I know it's something that can be difficult to maintain based on betta's aggression. Before I start considering it, I have some questions I haven't been able to find any hard set...
  6. The Hen House, Roosters not allowed

    Journals
    A trip to a big-box pet store ended up with the unplanned purchase of a new tank, and couple of juvenile betta girls. Then another 5 juvenile girls were acquired. This will chronicle the highs and lows of a house full of girls - the Hen House. Interjected will be the adventures of their...
  7. Just dicovered my female bettas do something hilarious (but dangerous)

    Betta Chat
    My 10 gallon sorority in my kitchen is covered by 2 pieces of craft mesh. When I change the water and the tank is filled up all the way, sometimes one of the sheets of mesh dips down into the water. Well, me and my mom were in my kitchen looking at my plants, which are right above the tank, and...
  8. Question about keeping multiple females together

    Betta Fish Care
    So my friend bought a female betta fish. In May, she will have to give her to me. I can keep her in my 10-gallon along with my betta. Both females. I know about sororities and the pecking order, so with that in mind, can I keep two females and get other types of fish instead of other females...
  9. Can I get female bettas in my 10g tank

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I have a fully cycled 10 gallon tank that has fake silk plants with 2 cobra endlers guppies. One of them is a mix with a fancy guppy but he still looks like a normal endler other than being a little bigger. I also have a blue male betta. He gets along fine with the endlers but will flare at...
  10. Advice on starting a sorority?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    This weekend I am getting a new ten gallon. Since I already have four male bettas in other tanks, I want to start my first sorority tank. The Aquarium Adventure store near me keeps their females together and they are very young. I am wondering if that would be better than buying females kept in...
  11. Would bettas eat neon tetras??

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a 55 gallon tank that has been running since the end of March. Neon tetras are the first fish I got, and eventually, female bettas are the last fish I got. I've had the bettas for about 3-4 months now (there are 6 of them. There used to be 7 but I removed one because she was getting...
  12. My bettas ate my nerite!!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Ok, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm about 90% sure. My female bettas turned out to be excellent snailers- I had a snail overpopulation and then when I added my girls to my tank, I was seeing empty shells and my pond snail numbers were going down. Now I don't know if I have any pond snails, and the...
  13. Suggestions for places to purchase Betta's

    Betta Fish Care
    After doing research I have found myself very interested in sororities. It would be a while before I would be prepared to purchase female beta's but I was curious where anyone would suggest getting young female bettas from? I do not feel comfortable purchasing online and would prefer buying...
  14. My female betta has a clear/white scum patches on both sides of her?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need help identifying this sickness help plezz? Clear/white scum patches on both sides of my ready to spawn female betta. Also if I treat her & she starts recovering completely how long should I wait to breed her :-?? + she always lays with her head out of the water on top of my plants roots...
  15. Fact or Fiction?

    Betta Fish Care
    Is it true that sororities are really hard? I have a 12g tank that is very planted and I'm planning on getting more decorations, ie caves. I was wondering if it is really as awful as some have said it is... I've read some really confusing and conflicting articles! I have one female betta...
  16. Thinking about a 10g

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I want to get a 10g tank and some female bettas. I was wondering how many should go in a 10g without being over stocked?
  17. Want advice ... sorority tank issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently sorta "inherited" a tank from my sister who decided she no longer wanted to keep it. Its fully cycled, has some live plants, and has been up and running for some months now. (not sure exactly how long) When she set it up there were some water issues, she is on well water and found...
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