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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Bettas are a great choice! They're such fun little critters with so much personality!

There are many different opinions on the minimum tank size for a Betta, but most agree to it being 5gals.

I have personally never had a sorority, I've honestly never even had a female Betta before.
But I do know, the more in a sorority the better generally. You don't want just two or three fish. More is better incase one of them turns out a bully, since they'll pick on the one fish if it's just two of them. And the more fish there are, the more the picking on is spread out, if there is any.

And there's the chance, that even if you do everything right, things can go downhill and you could lose a kid or two.

I'm not sure if you could keep a sorority in a ten gallon, I personally wouldn't, but you could always divide the tank and have a female on each side!

You can try a sorority if you wish, but even as someone's who had males for several years, I would be nervous since I've never tried one of my boys with a fish tankmate. And since Bettas are naturally aggressive towards each other..
Its really up to you though!!

Other people will come with more information I'm sure, but I hope this is of some help!
 
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Thank you! I really appreciate the help! I was thinking of dividing the tank, and if I did would a mesh-like divider work, so the water can still pass through and the bettas can see each other? I've also read that females need 10 gallon aquariums each and then others have had them split in a 10 gallon so I'm pretty confused lol.
I did read from numerous sources that claimed keeping 4 or 5 bettas in a ten gallon was fine, but if splitting the tank for two bettas works better then I would be more than happy to try that :unsure:
People have tried 4-5 kiddos in a tank before, but the smaller the space the more likely they are to have disagreements. Atleast from what I've heard.

Something like that would work, they make aquarium specific ones!

That's more of an opinion. There are, many, many, different opinions on minimum tank size for Bettas. Some think they can be kept in vases, some think a gallon is good, others no less than 5gals, and some no less than 10gals.
But you can certainly split a 10gal in half and have a female on each side, people do that with males too. Though you never want to do it with a male, and a female, since it'll stress them out.

Whether you want to divide and just have two females, try a sorority, or even just have one, that's up to you. What are you comfortable with doing?
 
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I think it would be awesome to have a sorority in the future but for right now I don't think I am experienced enough and I don't have the space to buy a larger tank. I think I'm going to try two females in a divided 10 gal. Thank you so much for your help!! 😊❤
Ok, good luck!! Maybe post pics when you get your girls? We'd all love to see them! :)
 
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