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  1. i think my sorority tank is ready!

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  2. minimum size for sorority tank?

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    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...
  3. Help/Guidance-Should I pull this betta from Sorority?

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    Hello! Would like advise to whether I should pull this betta or not. The sorority has only been together 3 days or so. She definitely has some decent sized fin nips and was being bullied the first couple days and I was about to pull her, but then today I actually saw her flaring when aggressed...
  4. Very Skinny Female

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    I bought this female two days ago for my sorority tank. (Please don't lecture me on sororities.) I thought she'd be okay after the initial couple days but she is getting constantly picked on and her fins are getting wrecked because she's so small. I decided to put her in a cup for a while so...
  5. Betta Sorority and Vacation

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    Hey there guys! I have 8 females in a 20 gallon long planted tank. They've been getting along great. However, my family is going on a week long vacation to Ohio and we moved to this town a year ago so I know no one in the area who could feed them in the meantime. I know that normally feeding a...
  6. Future planning for sorority

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    Adding to the millions of threads about sororities... :roll: I'd like to have a 3 fish sorority if possible. I have read that 4 is a minimum, or that you should ONLY stock sororities in odd numbers.... and most just say "don't do it at all" (but I feel I am up for the challenge, and I am...
  7. Sorority Advice?

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    Hello all! I currently have a Male Halfmoon betta named Bowie, and I've had him for a few months now. He's the first betta, and also the first fish, I've ever had. I'm hoping to get a nice ten gallon set up for my birthday at the end of July. What I'm trying to decide is if I should try a...
  8. Stocking Ten Gallon- New options + betta/guppies

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    Hello all, My mother informed me that we’re upgrading out dwarf hamster Dipper from a ten gallon tank to a 20 long, meaning I will inherit another tank. At first I’ve been thinking about a brackish tank, but I’m not too keen on the idea. The biggest need I have is the fact that I want to have...
  9. Female betta laying on bottom of tank

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    I currently am housing 7 females in a 20 gallon long tank. There are lots of hides and I keep the tank temp at 80 degrees F. I checked my water parameters and they were at 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite & 10ppm nitrate. Every girl but her is swimming and active. I found her laying on the bottom of...
  10. How many females can you keep in a planted 10- gallon?

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    The title explains.
  11. I want a sorority, is this a bad idea?

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    I've been finding the idea of a sorority appealing and was thinking of getting a 20gal long tank. I'm currently doing research and due diligence but am finding conflicting information. Many claim they've successfully started one and others just say it's a bad idea. What do you think? If yay, do...
  12. Established Betta Sorority in Community Tank?

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    Hi all! So I've got an established betta sorority in a 10 gallon tank right now. There are 5 females and they've been together for about 7-8 months now. They are getting larger and I feel the need to upgrade them so they have more room. I've got a 55 gallon community tank set up and I...
  13. Advice on starting sorority in occupied tank.

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    I have a 20 gallon which has a 5 inch and a 2 inch rapheal striped catfish along with 2 shrimp. I decided to indulge and get 2 baby female betta at my LPS. I have 2 1 gallon tanks available for them to be separate in for now, but I wanted to get a couple more and start a sorority. I know it's...
  14. Planning a sorority

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    Hello fish friends! Me and my boyfriend have been talking about setting up a sorority tank. :-D We are both very excited about it. But I think we need more info, I plan on getting a 10 gallon tank minimum and having live plants. We will also have a heater and a filter(brands/models to be...
  15. Sorority help needed

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    I've heard that a small sorority tank needs to be at the very least 10 gal for three girls. I've never had a sorority before, though. My situation is this is this: I recently got a tiny girl, I mean TINY, like maybe one inch or less. I know she's not going to grow anymore since I've been...
  16. Internal Parasites? PLEASE HELP ASP

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    Now I'm just gonna get to this. Last week (January 18th, 2016) I got three female bettas, some of you may think I'm crazy but I have a mini sorority. I have two tanks one 3.5gal and one 10gal that's divided, the three girls have a 5gal section and my two males have 2.5gal sections in my 10gal...
  17. Sorority,tank mates,and divided aquarium

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    So I have heard that female sorority fish live shorter lives compared to their solitary counter parts.I have also heard the same about divided tanks as they can see each other.I have heard of people using pond filters as dividers so that would solve that but then you have to account for equal...
  18. Female Bettas

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    I had a Crowntail for a year and a half. Now I have a "Regular" male betta, but tell him he's regular:) I have an extra 10 gallon tank and am interested in a sorority. I read in an old thread that 5-7 are acceptable. Just wondering if for starters, would 3 or 4 be OK. Also as far as tank care...
  19. 10 gallon sorority?

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    I'm just asking out of curiosity; my boy is very happy in his 10 and is not going anywhere anytime soon. But how exactly do 10 gallon sororities work? Heavily planted yes, but isn't about 3-4 bettas the limit for a 10? Those numbers are way more likely to cause problems due to the hierarchy...
  20. Sorority Question

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    Hey guys (ltns!) I got a question about sororities. If someone has 6-7 ladies, should they be in a tank around 7 gallons? Found a person that's saying they're perfectly fine and they've done a lot of research and they were told that an inch per lady was fine and yada yada, but... I'm pretty...