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I'm planning on getting a ten gallon soon and putting 3-5 Cory Catfish in there with one male betta. Is that enough room for them?
Also, how many female bettas can I keep in ten gallon as a sorority? Many people told me I should keep at least five together, but others say 3-4 is just fine.
 

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as for the corries(coreys?) yes, I would just be a little worried if the betta was more agressive...but just add lost of plants and hiding spots...and add the other fish before the betta so they dont "intrude on his terirorry"..and also make sure you research what they eat and such before you purchase!:)...goodluck!
 

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as for the corries(coreys?) yes, I would just be a little worried if the betta was more agressive...but just add lost of plants and hiding spots...and add the other fish before the betta so they dont "intrude on his terirorry"..and also make sure you research what they eat and such before you purchase!:)...goodluck!
Okay, thank you! :-D
 

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Well for cories you want at least 5. I would stick to the somewhat smaller ones; sterbais, julis, pandas and pygmies. The pygmies you could do a nice big group 10-12. For any of the other ones do 5. For the sorority, is it planted? You will need a lot of hiding spots. I had 7 females in my sorority, it was a biotope tank. So I would say do 5-7 females. More females + a lot of hiding spots = less aggression
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Well for cories you want at least 5. I would stick to the somewhat smaller ones; sterbais, julis, pandas and pygmies. The pygmies you could do a nice big group 10-12. For any of the other ones do 5. For the sorority, is it planted? You will need a lot of hiding spots. I had 7 females in my sorority, it was a biotope tank. So I would say do 5-7 females. More females + a lot of hiding spots = less aggression
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Thanks for the information! :-D
 

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and remember cory catfish need sand as a substrate. gravel that isn't perfectly round will injure their barbles.
 

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I wanted them so bad but I already had gravel and I couldn't switch it.

Ok I could switch it, I'm lazy, but one day :)
 

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You could keep 3-5 cories in with the Betta :D, but the temperament of the Betta is very important. Keep a close eye.

I'd say keep 4 girls in a 10g sorority. Not every girl will be able to establish their own territory in a 10g if you have 5 or more, but if you have less than 4, they'll pick on eachother too much.
 

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Wow, I didn't know that! Thank you! :-D
You're welcome! I spend so much time researching on how to properly care for my betta and then I was like "err--oh ya I guess I should look into that other species I was gunna stock"

Caught it before I got them though! They're sooo cute. One day :)
 

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You could keep 3-5 cories in with the Betta :D, but the temperament of the Betta is very important. Keep a close eye.

I'd say keep 4 girls in a 10g sorority. Not every girl will be able to establish their own territory in a 10g if you have 5 or more, but if you have less than 4, they'll pick on eachother too much.
Okay thanks, I wasn't sure if they would pick on each other if there were only 4 :)
 

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You're welcome! I spend so much time researching on how to properly care for my betta and then I was like "err--oh ya I guess I should look into that other species I was gunna stock"

Caught it before I got them though! They're sooo cute. One day :)
That's good! Haha a lot of people get fish without doing research and don't know why they die. I agree, they are pretty cute! :-D
 
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