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Female Betta Sororities.




It is fairly well known that male betas cannot live together however, female bettas can live together under the right conditions. Here are a few things you need to consider before setting up a "sorority" tank, a community of female bettas.

Tank size- The tank you house your females in shouldn’t be any smaller than 10 gallons. 20 gallon long tanks work very well. A larger tank gives the girls more room to move around and also gives you room for plenty of plants, hiding/getaway places and decorations such as small terra cotta pots, bridges and castles. You can use either real or fake plants. The tank should be cycled, filtered and heated.

Number of females- Females can be as aggressive as males. The more females you have spreads out the aggression. It is not a good idea to have only two females together as this will cause one to beat up on the other and it could result in the death of one or both of the females. It is also not recommended to have less than 4 females. Six or more is better. Be careful not to overstock your tank.

Adding your females- Add the least aggressive females first. Two to three can be added at a time. Opinions differ on the size of the females. Some say that it’s best to house similarly sized betas in a sorority tank and others say it doesn’t make any difference.

Aggression- Some aggression is normal. There will be some nipping and chasing as they establish a pecking order. One female will become the “alpha” or dominant female. If you remove them for any reason, then rearrange the plants and décor, they will reestablish their territories. If a female is being overly aggressive and it doesn’t slow down after a few days, remove her. After a few days of “time out” you can try adding her back into the tank. If she continues her aggressive behavior toward the others, she will have to be put in her own tank.
Each female betta has her own personality and some will do well in a sorority setting and some will not. After adding your females to the tank, you’ll want to keep a close eye on them. You’ll want to do this when you are home so you can remove a problem female or remove and treat an injured one if needed.
 

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Thank you SO MUCH! this helped me so much!
 

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Great post Dramaqueen! :thumbsup:
 

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Awesome post DQ!
 

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Yeah, great post! Gives me some more pointers for when I eventually start a sorority.
 

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Great post! You covered it all really well :)
 

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This is very helpful, because people are always asking questions about females living together :)
 

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im so glad that some of my experiences with my sorority could help with this post dramaqueen. cool.
 

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Just bought 3 new females.

Put the 3 in the tank and they were all fine with each other.

Had my female out for about an hour, and put her back in and she's causing all the troubles lol. If she doesnt calm down by tonight ill be putting here into a breeder type enclosure to keep her away from the others.
 
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